|Creator:||Forbes, W. Stanton|
|Title:||W. Stanton Forbes manuscript|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
A native of Athens, Mr. Forbes was an artist, married to the late Ellen Endicott and to the late Jean Reti. He studied English literature at the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. Mr. Forbes served in World War II in the European Theater of Operations in the Army Engineers Caouflage Battalion and earned five campaign stars. He studied and worked in Mexico City, earning a Master's Degree in History of Art and Applied Art magna cum laude at Mexico City College in 1953. He held one-man shows in Mexico City, the second focusing exclusively on his series of etchings, "Monologue," work that had been supported by a grant from the Huntington Hartford Foundation. Athens Daily News, 28 September, 1989.
Lucy May Stanton created works in oil, pastel, and watercolor; but she is best known as a painter of portrait miniatures in watercolor on ivory, during a revival of that art form, which took place during the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States after 1890. Her mature style in miniature painting is distinguished by her innovative use of broad washes, and her portraits, both miniature and full-scale, and particularly those depicting African Americans, are powerful evocations of character, expression, and mood. Working in the Deep South in the early twentieth century, Stanton was among the first artists to represent black subjects without sentimentality or prejudice. New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-972&sug=y Retrieved 4/29/2009.
The collection consists of a manuscript of a book about Lucy M. Stanton written by her nephew, W. Stanton Forbes.
W. Stanton Forbes manuscript, MS 2081. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
For related collections held by the Hargrett Library see also: MS 3486 Lucy M. Stanton collection; MS 846 Lucy M. Stanton collection; MS 392 Lucy M. Stanton papers; and MS 940 W. Stanton Forbes papers.