Sidney E. Dickinson1890-1980

Greenville County Museum of Art
Greenville, SC

$5,000 toward the acquisition of the 1926 painting Holiday with Wife to Be for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator Martha R. Severens. Dickinson was an academic realist and portraitist who taught at the Art Students League and spent a portion of his early career in the South. He made paintings that reflected his experiences in Alabama and explored issues connected with race relations, education, and the transformation of an agrarian based economy.