South Carolina native Robert Courtright, a renowned collage artist, painter and sculptor, passed away Dec. 27. Courtright grew up in Sumter, but had lived in France for many years.
Courtright’s artwork has been exhibited around the world and is represented in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Phillips Collection, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Johnson Collection. His 1964 work, “Collage Construction,” was one of the earliest pieces purchased for the South Carolina Arts Commission’s State Art Collection and graced the cover of the catalog that chronicled the collection’s first 20 years. “Collage Construction” is currently touring in Contemporary Conversations, Part I, which runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 6 in Clemson.
Read more about Courtright’s work in this article from The State.
Collage Construction, 1964, mixed media, 36 x 36
Via: The State, The Johnson Collection