Larry Connatser1938-1996

Telfair Museum of Art
Savannah, GA

$8,000 toward Southern Melodies: A Larry Connatser Retrospective, an exhibition with accompanying catalogue, organized by museum curator Hollis Koons McCullough and guest curator Joan Cobitz. Connatser gained recognition as a self-taught artist in Chicago during the 1960s before moving to Savannah in 1971 where he executed a number of public murals. His intricate figurative paintings are candied with thick brightly colored dots of acrylic paint that both challenge and energize the work’s religious and mythological themes.