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Bill Sawyer

(b.1936) born in Nashville, lives in North Carolina
Hang on Little Brother, n.d.
acrylic and wood, 86.19

A self-trained artist, Sawyer began painting while serving overseas in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He would often paint scenes depicting detailed buildings and streets. In 1959 he had his first exhibition at the Lyzon Gallery in Nashville. He also showed his work in 1964 and again in 1966 at the Durlacher Brothers Gallery in New York City. His work was also shown Daniel Orr’s Gallery in San Diego, the Little Gallery in Memphis, and the Parthenon in Nashville. Not much more is known about Sawyer’s work as he mysteriously stopped painting in the early 1980s.