Exhibition | Anna Heyward Taylor: GCMA Collection

May 26, 2018 — Oct 17, 2018

Born in Columbia, artist Anna Heyward Taylor (1879-1956) was at the forefront of the Charleston Renaissance at the turn of the 20th century. She graduated from the SC College for Women, and later studied in Holland with William Merritt Chase. In 1916, and again in 1920, she traveled to British Guiana as a scientific illustrator drawing native plant life. She returned to South Carolina in 1929 and settled in Charleston, where she collaborated with Chalmers Murray on "This Our Land," a book of prints inspired by the crops--indigo, rice, cotton, tobacco--and natural life--birds and flowers--of the Lowcountry. 

This exhibition highlights the work of one of the most modern pioneers of the Charleston Renaissance, and includes Taylor's colorful watercolors and woodblock and linoleum prints.