Death of Walter Darby Bannard

Walter Darby Bannard died recently. In our collections are four of his amazing prints:
1. Bannard, Walter Darby (1934-) Black Hound Night, 1980. Silkscreen, 96 x 63 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Welsh, Jr. P’84. hws-b-3
2. Bannard, Walter Darby (1934-) Jacaranda, 1980. Silkscreen, 96 x 63 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Welsh, Jr. P’84. hws-b-2
3. Bannard, Walter Darby (1934-) Sicilian Magician, 1980. Silkscreen, 96 x 63 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Welsh, Jr. P’84. hws-b-4
4. Bannard, Walter Darby (1934-) Stone Pond, 1980. Silkscreen, 96 x 63 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Welsh, Jr. P’84. hws-b-5

Walter Darby Bannard was born on September 23, 1934 in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956. His early influences came from Theodoros Stamos, William Baziotes and Clyfford Still. His works from the late 1950s until the mid-1960s were executed in hard-edged pastel colors of similar value, with circular and rectangular shapes as their focus. His color fields were motionless and easy to read, evolving into his attempts to explore not only the optical effects of color but also the significance of surface texture and of composition.
Bannard served as visiting professor at Princeton University in 1974, Kent State University in 1974, the University of Texas in 1975. His work is found in galleries, museums, collections across the country. From 1984 to 1989 he was on the graduate faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. From 1989 to 1992, he chaired the Art Department of the University of Miami and lived in Coral Gables, Florida.

http://artdaily.com/…/Berry-Campbell-Gallery-announces-the-…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s