Exhibition | Carl Blair: GCMA Collection

Mar 10, 2018 — May 20, 2018

Carl Blair (1932 – 2018) was born in Kansas and earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Kansas and a master of fine arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. A beloved member of the Greenville arts community and a recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Blair taught art at Bob Jones University for more than forty years.

Blair’s painting varied stylistically, but landscape was his preferred subject. Late in his career, he turned his focus to polychromed sculpture, creating comical barnyard animals of pine and plywood and combining them with simple found objects. Colorblind, Blair said of his working process, “It’s like taking an unplanned trip. I never know how it’s going to come out until it’s finished.”