I had the opportunity to collaborate with my good friend Stan Godwin of Godwin Jones Architecture and Design on a very exciting project a while back. It’s always fun when you get to work with friends but especially so when the client has the world’s largest collection of original American Art. He even owns his own museum to house it! Imagine my excitement the day that I got to roam the museum saying, “I think we’ll use this Sargant in the Foyer, the Walkers in the Keeping Room and put the Peaceable Kingdom here.” What a trip.
If you are ever near Tuscaloosa , Alabama please make time to visit the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art and see this truly astounding collection. You won’t be sorry. And while you’re there spend the night at the lodge that is adjacent to it. The rooms contain prints of the paintings – you can even purchase one to take home with you. If you’re REALLY lucky you might even get a guided tour by Mr. Warner himself. He knows every thing there is to know about every piece of art in the place and speaks of them as if they were his children. I am going to attempt to post a clip showing Mr. Warner giving a tour to whet your appetite. In the meantime enjoy these still shots courtesy of the museum.
Jasper Cropsey-Autumn on the River
John Stobart- Magnolia Landin
John Faed- Washington Taking Salute
Albert Bierstadt– Seal Rock
Thomas Cole– Kattarskill Falls