The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework was the first large-scale museum examination of the artist’s career in over twenty years. A Nashville native and the first Black artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Edmondson remains one of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth-century. This exhibition, accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue published by Vanderbilt University Press, drew upon new scholarship on Edmondson to reevaluate the full breadth of his sculptural output on its own terms and as part of a comprehensive practice.
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William Edmondson (American 1874-1951). Birdbath, 1938. Limestone. Gift of Sophia Ezzell Dobson. (right)