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The Prints of William Walmsley

October 29, 2013 - July 8, 2014

 

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens website announces the exhibition The Prints of William Walmsley, being held October 29, 2013 through July 8, 2014 as follows:

A professor at Florida State University, Bill Walmsley was known for his blatant irony, raucous humor, and shameless punning. He is also regarded as an impressive printmaker (he holds the record for the longest series of prints in the history of art) and the inventor of florescent lithography. His works are in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Muscarelle Museum at William and Mary, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mint Museum, and Columbus Museum, among others. This exhibition will highlight the works by Walmsley in The Cummer's permanent collection.

 

Introductory wall panel text from the exhibition

William Walmsley was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1923. After serving in World War II, he studied art at the Académie Julian in Paris and later at the Atelier of Edmond & Jacques Desjobert in that same city. The Desojobert atelier was a meeting place for many artists, especially those new to lithography and interested in experimentation. As a professor at Florida State University, Walmsley soon made a name for his blatant irony, raucous humor, and shameless punning. Walmsley is known for being an impressive printmaker. The inventor of florescent lithography, he holds the record for the longest series of prints in the history of art; his alter ego "Ding Dong Daddy" is the subject of this series of prints that began in the 1960s. This self-exploration continued until his death in 2003. His works are in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Muscarelle Museum at William and Mary, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mint Museum, and Columbus Museum, among others.

 

 

(above: William Walmsley (1923 - 2003), Untitled, 20th Century, Color lithograph. Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of William Walmsley AG.2012.5.1)

 

 

(above: William Walmsley (1923 - 2003), No Fault Art, 1978, Color lithograph. Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of William Walmsley, AG.2012.5.10)

 

(above: William Walmsley (1923 - 2003), Sin - The Death - of Art -- Sore, 20th Century, Color lithograph. Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of William Walmsley, AG.2012.5.21)

 

Checklist from the exhibition

William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
It's Only a Map - A Crap Map 1986
Color lithograph
Gift of Barry Wilson and Hope McMath
AG.2012.2.3
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Oh Ol' - [?] Map! 1986
Color lithograph
Gift of Barry Wilson and Hope McMath
AG.2012.2.2
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy Half and Half 1986
Color lithograph
Gift of Barry Wilson and Hope McMath
AG.2012.2.1
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Oh I Can't Find Myself 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.22
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Sin - The Death - of Art -- Sore 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.21
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
If Eye Were a Fly 1990 - 1991
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.20
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Self Portrait Burned Out in the Swamp 1997
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.19
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Oh Joy -- Garbage Day II 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.18
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
-- Oh Joy -- Garbage Day -- 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.17
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy It's to be Expected 1992
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.16
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
I - Don't - Believe We are Up To It 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.15
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Endangered Art DDD Self- Portrait 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.14
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Help Good Nice and Clean Help 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.13
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Stecker's Ol' Man, Bad Drawing Series 20th Century
Black & white lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.12
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Art-Nostic 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.11
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
No Fault Art 1978
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.10
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy #10 Indian 1967
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.9
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy #13 Ever Ever 1960
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.8
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy #9 Loven 1967
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.7
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Crap Art 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.6
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
It`s Only A Map - A Crap Map 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.5
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy Meat Bye Products 1976
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.4
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Ding Dong Daddy Name Withheld 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.3
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Lookie Cookie -- It's a Map Whew: Phooey 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.2
 
 
William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
Untitled 20th Century
Color lithograph
Gift of Mary Sacco from the Print Collection of
William Walmsley
AG.2012.5.1


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