An Artist’s Education: William H. McDaniel

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:30pm


Delaware is known for producing a great number of successful artists. Exceptional art schools in the area have produced luminaries of American illustration and fine arts. William H. McDaniel (self-portrait pictured) demonstrated great promise attending the Wilmington Academy of Art in the late 1920s, but the Great Depression ended his hopes of an art career. Despite his turn in fortunes, his family saved the bulk of his art school projects for nearly 100 years and is sharing this archival look into his early art education for the first time to rediscover this talent that was never fully realized.

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