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William Melton Halsey

 (1915 - 1999)
William Melton Halsey was active/lived in South Carolina.  William Halsey is known for modernist-leaning landscape painting, collage, sculpture.

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William Melton Halsey


A native of Charleston, South Carolina, William Halsey broke away from the conventions of most local painters to become a pioneer of modern art in the South. As a boy growing up during the heyday of the Charleston's early twentieth century artistic renaissance, Halsey's first art lessons were with one of that movement's leaders, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner. Following two years at the University of South Carolina, Halsey pursued further artistic training at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. There, he studied traditional line drawing with Alexander Iacovleff and color theory with Karl Zerbe. In 1939, Halsey was awarded the school's highest honor, the James William Paige Fellowship, for study abroad. Originally scheduled to travel to  ...  Displaying 750 of 6261 characters.



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About  William Melton Halsey

Born:  1915 - Charleston, South Carolina
Died:   1999
Known for:  modernist-leaning landscape painting, collage, sculpture