Guy Lipscomb's Legacy

The LCCA is proud to bring you Guy Lipscomb's Legacy.

This traveling exhibition from the South Carolina State Museum features over 20 pieces of original art by this important South Carolina artist, many of which were produced in the years just before his death in 2009. Though he is best known for his watercolors, in his later years, Lipscomb began to experiment with multiple mediums, even within the same work of art, to create more abstract and thought provoking pieces. The artist’s spirit of creativity, curiosity, and openness to experimentation is evident in this exhibition.

About the Artist

Guy Fleming Lipscomb, Jr. was born in 1917 in Clemson, S.C. In 1938, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. His love and appreciation of art resurfaced in the 1950s, and by 1967 he began to study art seriously. He defined his major interest in the 1970s with watercolor and in 1978 he studied at the Art Students League in New York City.

During his lifetime, Lipscomb had more than 35 solo exhibitions and received the prestigious American Watercolor Society Award. He was selected as the 1982 recipient for the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner award, the highest honor for art in the state. Lipscomb co-founded the South Carolina Watercolor Society and from 1974-1994 served as the first chairman of the South Carolina Museum Commission, which built the South Carolina State Museum.

A reception will be hosted on Sunday, July 14th from 3:00-4:30pm at the Historic Springs House.
The exhibit can be viewed Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm at the Historic Springs House and is on display starting July 15th through August 23rd.
Ages
All Ages
Cost
Free
Date
August 23, 2024
Location
Historic Springs House 201 W. Gay Street Lancaster, SC

Support the Arts in Lancaster County

Lancaster County Council of the Arts

201 West Gay Street
P.O. Box 613
Lancaster, SC 29721

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