The William D. White: Vision and Voice Exhibition reintroduces the work of Delaware illustrator, muralist and painter William D. White (1896-1971). White's varied and significant career spans some of the country's most intense moments of the 20th century as well as the final days of the golden age of American illustration. White's credits include illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, trade publications for the Hercules Powder Company and a mural commission to decorate the old Dover Post Office interior. The exhibition and related publication will celebrate significant moments in the life of the artist through an examination of over 75 works.
William D. White: Vision and Voice
Biggs Museum of Art
March 6,2015 - June 21, 2015
Opening Reception | Friday, March 6 | 5 - 7 p.m. | Free, All Ages
Be the first to view the show and enjoy refreshments from Caffe Gelato (cash bar).
SYMPOSIUM | William D. White: The Art of Illustration in Delaware and Beyond, 1920-40 | Saturday, March 28 | 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$5 admission fee (free for Museum Members), additional fee for hot lunch
This symposium will examine the world view of an illustrator in early 20th-century Delaware. Centered in Wilmington's early 20th-century art scene, six historians will bridge connections to the American publishing industry, national movements in modern art and the federal patronage of the arts of the Depression Era. Speakers include:
• Nancy Carol Willis: William D. White biographer
• Heather Campbell Coyle: Curator of American Art, Delaware Art Museum
• Ryan Grover: Curator, Biggs Museum of American Art
• Mary F. Holahan: Curator of Illustration, Delaware Art Museum
• Christine Podmaniczky: Curator, N.C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties, Brandywine River Museum of Art
• Joyce Schiller: former Curator, Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Norman Rockwell Museum
Reservations required for the symposium.