| William Halsey
Born Charleston, South Carolina, 1915
University of South Carolina, Boston Museum School, University of Mexico
(Paige Fellowship from Boston Museum).
Instructor, Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, MA
Director, Gibbes Art Gallery School, Charleston, SC
Director, Telfair Academy School, Savannah, GA
Instructor, Newberry College,
Artist-in-Residence, Castle Hill Foundation, Ipswich, MA
Artist-in-Residence, Museum School, Greenville County Museums,
Visiting Critic, Architectural Dept., Clemson University, Clemson,
Artist-in-Residence, Savannah Art Association, Savannah, GA
Instructor, Assistant Professor and Artist-in-residence, College of Charleston,
In 1984, Halsey retired from teaching art at the College of Charleston.
The College gallery was named “William Halsey Gallery” in
recognition of his contribution to the development of the Fine Arts Department.
Books and Publications
William M. Halsey: Retrospective (Monogr.), 1972, Greenville County Museum
Anthony F. Janson,
William Halsey, Art Voices South, Oct. 1978.
Donald B. Kuspit,
Painting in the South, The Post-War Period, 1983
A Travel Sketch Book, 1971; illustrator / author, William Halsey
Maya Journal , 1976; illustrator / author William Halsey (Spanish translation
by Virginia Benmaman)
Harold, Margaret. Oil Paintings and Why They Won the Prize. Nashville,
TN: Allied Publications, 1960
D.S. "William Halsey," Art News 50, June-July-August
Wiliam Halsey, interview with Martha Severens, 1 April 1998
Interview for exhibit: William Halsey, 1999.
Collection of the Greenville County Museum of Art; Greenville, South Carolina.
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neil, Charleston, to Wiliam Melton Halsey,
Charleston, 23 May 1934, Verner Papers,
South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, South Carolina
Hudson D. Walker Gallery records. Archives of American Art. Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C.
Bertha Schaefer Records. Archives of American Art. Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C.
Halsey, William Melton, Charleston, to Laura M. Bragg, Pittsfield, 11
August 1934, transcript in the Bragg Papers, South Carolina Historical
Society, Charleston, South Carolina.
William Halsey and Corrie McCallum, interview by Liza Kirwin,
27 October 1986, Oral History Interview for the Archives of American Art,
Washington, D. C.
Fellowships and Grants
Boston Museum Paige Fellowship
Hughes Foundation Research Grants
Saul Alexander Foundation Grant
South Carolina Arts Commission Grant
S.C. Committee for the Humanities Grant
College of Charleston Faculty Development Grant
Baltimore Museum of Fine Art
National Academy of Design
Container Corporation of America
Ford Motor Co.
Gibbes Museum of Art
South Carolina National Bank
C&S National Bank
First National bank of SC
First Federal Savings & Loan Association
National Collection of American Art
private collections in the U.S. and Europe
Recipient of the ELizabeth Oneil Verner Award, 1999
Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree, College of Charleston, 1995
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in the Southeast
American Painting Today
Prize Winning Oil Paintings
Prize Winning Watercolors
Contemporary Synagogue Art
Contemporary Artists of South Carolina Painting in the South
Who’s Who in the World.
Charleston, SC currently showing
Augusta, GA, 2000
SC State Museum
Columbia, SC 1999
Columbia, SC, 1999
Greenville, SC, 1999
100 Years,100 Artists SC State Museum, Columbia,SC, 1999
Recent Aquisitions Gallery,
S.C. State Museum, Columbia, 1998 Telfair
Savanah, Ga, 1996
Special Exhibition, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, 1995
Works included in exhibition at Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston,
SC, Hampton III Gallery Taylors, SC, and other locations in the
Sound Shore Gallery, Stanford, Ct, 1992-93
Nations Bank, Columbia, SC, 1992
Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston SC, 1991, 1992
Columbia Museum, 1991
S. C. State Museum, Columbia, SC 1989
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC, 1989
Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC, 1987
Winston Gallery, Washington, DC, 1987
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1987-88
Painting in the South, Virginia Museum, 1983-84
USA Voliti Del Sud, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy, 1984
Halsey Gallery, 1983
Spoleto USA, Charleston, SC, 1982.