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Views of Georgia and South Carolina by Horace Talmage Day
August 25, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Horace Talmage Day (1909–1984) gained early recognition for his portraits and landscapes, particularly his paintings of Georgia and the Carolina low country, the subject of this exhibition.
The eldest of four children born in China of American missionary parents, he was already painting accomplished landscapes by the time he was twelve. He came to the United States to attend the Art Students League in New York City, where he studied with Kimon Nicolaïdes, Boardman Robinson, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. In 1936 he was appointed the first director of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta. It was during that time that he discovered the landscapes of Georgia and South Carolina.
The work in this exhibition has been lent to the Morris Museum by the artist’s son H. Talmage Day, Jr. The exhibition has been made possible by the generous assistance of H + K Gallery of Spartanburg, South Carolina.