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William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 18, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013
DATE: February 18, 2010

William Christenberry, who is 73, has been one of Washington's most important artists for something like 40 years, working as a painter, fine-art photographer, meticulous sculptor and careful installer of found things.


William Christenberry, Bar-B-Q Inn, Greensboro,
Alabama, 1977, Vintage Kodak Brownie, Courtesy
of the Artist and Hemphill Fine Arts
But the best way back to the origins of all his varied work, and to the heart of what it means, is through a series of scrappy little snapshots that Christenberry made in the 1970s, shooting with a Kodak Brownie and getting his prints done at drugstore photo counters as he toured and contemplated Hale County, Ala., where his family is from.

Read the complete review in The Washington Post.

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