Modern and Contemporary Art
Prescilla, Fall River LineMade in United States, North and Central America
Late 20th century
William L. Hawkins, American, 1895 - 1990
Oil on Masonite
Currently not on view
2002-149-4125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Nancy Green Karlins and Mark Thoman, 2002
LabelBorn in Kentucky, William Hawkins moved to Ohio in 1916. He began to paint sometime in the 1930s, turning to it full time in the mid- to late 1970s. While little is known of his early work, Hawkins's later paintings of public buildings, ships, and prize farm animals often drew inspiration from magazine illustrations or his own black-and-white photographs. His interpretations of these subjects are dramatic and expressive, as can be seen in the boldly colorful Prescilla, Fall River Line.