Guy Lipscomb, Exhibition, Art, South Carolina

Guy Lipscomb’s Legacy

The museum is excited to offer this traveling exhibition featuring a selection of work by this important South Carolina artist.

Guy Lipscomb’s Legacy

The South Carolina State Museum is excited to offer, Guy Lipscomb’s Legacy, featuring a selection of work by this important South Carolina artist.

The show features 23 framed pieces of original art by Lipscomb, many of which were produced in the years just before his death in 2009 at the age of 92. 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, creating more abstract and thought provoking pieces. The artist’s spirit of creativity, curiosity and openness to experimentation is evident in the works featured 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 one-person 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.


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