Meet the Artist: Interview with William Christenberry
As a young man, William Christenberry often traveled the back roads of the South with his father. He studied painting as a graduate student at the University of Alabama until he discovered James Agee’s book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Christenberry was moved when he realized that the tenant farmers in Walker Evans’ photographs were people he remembered from growing up near Hale County, Alabama.
Although Christenberry creates many different kinds of art, ranging from photographs to drawings to sculpture, his experiences growing up in the South serve as the subject for most of his artwork.
We had a great kickoff week of the #ArtBirds “art birdwatching” challenge, with tons of amazing Pigeons and Doves submitted via Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. This post includes a few of our favorite birds, spotted in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world!
Thank you to all of the participants! Looking forward to the Week Two Theme: Fantastic Feathers. Just use the hashtag #ArtBirds to submit your sighting, and you may find yourself featured here next week!