Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Weavers of Selma Exhibit


Ten works by the Weavers of Selma are on exhibition the Birmingham Museum of Art. This portrait, which was painted by Clara Weaver Parrish, is at Selma's Sturdivant Hall, but other paintings and sculptures by the Weavers can be seen at the Birmingham museum's American Gallery through October 31. Clara Parrish studied art in New York and later worked for Tiffany & Co., where she designed stained-glass windows. Her sister, Rose Pettus Weaver, became a sculptor and carved wood in the Beaux-Arts style, including a staircase at her home. A great niece, Rosalind Tarver Lipscomb of Huntsville, is also an accomplished painter.    

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Looks beautiful

Kate said...

Artistic families always make me so envious. Lovely portrait painting.

Jack said...

Nice. I haven't heard of the Weavers before.