Palm Beach artist James Mallory Willson III's 1925 oil painting Suzette as a Gypsy Girl is among the pieces that will be on display in the Warren Library Nov. 10-30.
Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Music and Fine Arts will host an opening reception for the Artwork of James Mallory Willson III from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Warren Library, located at 300 Pembroke Place in West Palm Beach.
The late Palm Beach artist’s work will be on display through Nov. 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 2 – 5 p.m.
Willson studied art at the National Academy of Design and Art Students’ League of New York as well as Academie Colarossi in Paris. His teachers included George Bridgman and Robert Henri. Known for his paintings and etchings, he was a resident artist in France, Spain, Italy and North Africa before returning to Palm Beach at the outbreak of World War II. Willson served as professor of drawing and painting at the Norton School of Art from its inception in 1946 until his death in 1962.
The Warren Library gallery showcases exhibits of the University’s permanent collection throughout the year. Each spring and fall, the Department of Art hosts exhibits featuring a wide range of two- and three-dimensional media created by University students. Named for the internationally-known sculptor and painter, the Tauni de Lesseps Art Exhibit in December will feature award-winning artwork by students in graphic design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, crafts, ceramic pottery and sculpture. The exhibit in the spring will showcase artwork by graduating seniors and other outstanding pieces.