-Portrait:  He Who Used to Be a Helmet MakerWilliam Beckwith has produced public and private bronzes for over 30 years. His work is mainly figurative. He is widely known for his  portrait busts, many of which are modeled from photographs of deceased subjects. Originally from Greenville, MS he now lives & works out of Taylor, MS, winner of the “Governor’s Award of Excellence in the Arts” for 2001. His work has been exhibited in Splashlight Studios and Frank Marino Gallery, New York, NY, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, Louisiana Word’s Fair, New Orleans, LA, and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC. He has won numerous awards & honors and is represented in public & private collections nation-wide. He currently teaches sculpture part time at the University of Mississippi Art Department.

Please see:
  --   The Sculpture Reference, Illustrated, by Arthur Williams, 2005
  --   Art in Mississippi - 1720 -1980,  by Patti Carr Black, 1998
  --   Sculpture: Technique, Form, Content  by Arthur Williams, 1989

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