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Bill Sawyer

 (born 1936)
Bill Sawyer is active/lives in North Carolina, Tennessee.  Bill Sawyer is known for naive style landscape, buildings and figure painting.

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Bill Sawyer


Bill Sawyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Sawyer, was born in 1936 and was a self-taught artist.   He graduated from Hillsboro High School (North Carolina) in 1954 and then took up painting "just to kill 30 months in France: while in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

His first exhibition was in Nashville in May of 1959.  Subsequently, he had one-man shows at Daniel Orr's Gallery in San Diego, the Little Gallery in Memphis, TN, and the Parthenon in Nashville.

Joseph Patterson, then the president of the American Association of Museums, arranged for a show of Sawyer's work at the Durlacher Brothers Gallery in New York in 1964.   A second show there, in 1966, sold out. Sawyer was the first untrained artist to  ...  Displaying 750 of 1113 characters.



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About  Bill Sawyer

Born:  1936 - Nashville, Tennessee
Known for:  naive style landscape, buildings and figure painting