Morris Museum of Art to host “Deep Sea ~ Drawings by William O. Golding”


William Golding - "Saluda Chasing Whales, North Cape Artic", 1939. Pencil & crayon on paper. / Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.

AUGUSTA, GA.- Deep Sea: Drawings by William O.
Golding, an exhibition of twenty-nine remarkable maritime drawings by
self-taught African-American artist William O. Golding (1874–1943), opens to the
public December 12, at the Morris Museum of Art.
Shanghaied from the
Savannah waterfront when he was eight years old, William O. Golding chronicled
his travels world-wide through drawings that he created near the end of his life
while a patient at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Savannah. Between 1932 and 1939,
he executed approximately sixty drawings, literally drawn from his memories of
the ships on which he sailed and the ports he visited around the globe.
Deep Sea: Drawings by William O. Golding remains on display through
March 14, 2010.