Harold Little

Friday, October 19, 2012 - Saturday, December 29, 2012

In 1972, Harold Little (1940-2011), part-time artist, musician, television performer, and raconteur, resigned his high school teaching position and declared himself a full-time artist. Over the next thirty-five years, he created a remarkable and well-known body of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings that documented both the history and transformation of Fincastle, Roanoke, and the Outer Banks. Less well-known are his intensely personal surreal symbolic landscapes and investigations of religious symbolism. As one of a series of projects highlighting regional artists, the Taubman Museum of Art is proud to present the first retrospective of Little’s work, which includes his devotion to the multiple landscapes of Virginia as seen in his extraordinary prints and paintings.

 

Harold Little
Hillside in January, 1991
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of Harriet Little