The Mole

William Walmsley and William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)1957

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

After he completed his degrees at the University of Alabama on the slender resources provided him by the GI Bill after the war (and with intervening residencies in Paris and New York), he chose to do post-graduate work at the University of Kentucky (1960).

In this timeframe, teaching appointments included Howard College in Birmingham, Alabama (1953-56), and Murray State College in Murray, Kentucky (1956-1962), before he accepted a position at Florida State University; he was still painting and not yet making the signature lithographs that came to characterize his print series “Ding Dong Daddy.” Even so, he was working in the medium of prints as this woodcut demonstrates.

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  • Title: The Mole
  • Creator: William Walmsley, William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
  • Date Created: 1957
  • Provenance: Gift of William and Dorothy Walmsley
  • Medium: color woodcut