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Figures, '59


mixed media collage

signed, l.r., titled and dated, verso

13 1/2 x 17 inches

framed in shadow-box glass (23 1/2 x 27 inches)



William Aubrey Walmsley (1923-2003)

The artist was a native of Tuscumbia, Ala., and raised in Pueblo, Colo. He held undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Walmsley served in World War II, and the GI Bill enabled him to expand his training. He attended the Academie Julian in Paris and the Art Students League in New York in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He also did postgraduate work at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.


In the 1950s and ‘60s he held teaching appointments at Howard College (Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and Murray State University in Murray, Ky.  In 1962 Walmsley became a faculty member at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., retiring in 1989.


His works are in the collections of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga., the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Va., the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C., and the Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ga. The Art Institute of Chicago holds a number of the artist’s prints from his nationally known Ding Dong Daddy series.

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