PORTRAIT PAINTERS: Did you know?

Photograph from the Dixie Art Colony Foundation archives.

DID YOU KNOW that five of the painters associated with the Dixie Art Colony became well-known portrait painters?

Over the coming weeks we will explore and examine portraiture. Particularly works by five artists that participated in the colony. The photograph above is a vintage photograph of a portrait by one of the five artists we will examine.

Our first program dedicated to portraiture will take place on July 19 at the Alabama Supreme Court building located in downtown Montgomery. One of the paintings we will see on this private tour conducted by Tim Lewis, Director at the Alabama Supreme Court & State Law Library, will be the Anne Wilson Goldthwaite portrait of her grandfather Chief Justice George Goldthwaite. This painting was one of many fine portraits included in our recent "Tallassee NOW" exhibition. The Junius Moore Riggs Portrait Collection which we will view at the Alabama Supreme Court building consists of over 130 portraits of Alabama governors, chief justices, and appellate judges.

In addition to the Goldthwaite portrait, we will also see portraits by William Frye and Nicola Marschall both very prominent early portrait painters that ounce called Alabama home, but were not participants in the Dixie Art Colony.

We will begin taking reservations for our Wednesday, July 19 "Lunch & Learn" program at 7:00 am on Thursday, July 6. A limited number of reservations are available. To make your reservation, beginning at 7:00 am on Thursday, July 6, contact us by email at info@DixieArtColony.org

Our tour guide, Tim Lewis, is also a member of the DAC Foundation Board of Trustees.

We have exceeded the number of reservations we can take for our July 19 Lunch & Learn program at the Alabama Supreme Court and currently have a waiting list. If you are interested and would like to be placed on our waiting list, please email us at: iinfo@DixieArtColony.org  If we receive enough interest, we will consider a second tour.

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