Thursday, October 31, 2013

Art by Burton Callicott in the Library


CBU recently acquired a painting, Homage to the Rainbow (No 10), by Burton Callicott. It is now on display in Plough Library where we've had another Callicott work, Antahkarana # 4, on display for many years. This newly acquired piece is a gift from Mr. Henry Walker of Nashville, Tennessee.

Burton Callicott played a preeminent role in the arts in Memphis as a master painter, teacher, and mentor for over sixty years, and his work continues to be among the most coveted in the region. For more information on Callicott, see this article from the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. You can also view the booklet from a Burton Callicott exhibit (PDF) we had in the CBU Gallery in Fall 2003.

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