Native Sons: Eugene Thomason & William Henry Johnson
with Martha R. Severens
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Reception 5:30 – 6:30pm
Lecture 6:30 – 7:30pm
Please join the Florence County Museum for a reception, followed by a lecture from Martha R. Severens, Southern art scholar and author of From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason.
Eugene Healan Thomason (1895 – 1972) was a native South Carolina artist and maverick member of the Ashcan School of American modern realist painters in the early 20th century. The exhibit is composed of 15 paintings created between 1928 and 1968, demonstrating key periods in the artist’s development. It is accompanied by a full color, 107 page catalog published in conjunction with the traveling retrospective exhibition organized by The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC. All works loaned by The Johnson Collection.