Hickory Art Museum: Betty Bowles Garou

The last stop on this Hickory tour was the Hickory Art Museum. There was much change since last visiting several months ago starting with the Betty Bowles Garrou collection. Ms. Garrou was a Hickory artist who started painting and drawing at age 5. She studied art throughout her life and has paintings in the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Check out the following paintings and enjoy.

Ms. Garrou had an art gallery in Valdese, North Carolina for several years. If you follow my blog you will recognize a Waldensian woman in this painting. Waldensian Widow, 1975, is a haunting portrayal of great depth.
Ice on a Mountain, 1985
Summer Landscape, 2010
Grass and Light, 1977
Fall Colors, 1980 In this work Ms. Garrou worked in paper creating a collage. Throughout her life she worked in many mediums, watercolors, oils, and inks. While Ms. Garrou is no longer with us she definitely left a legacy.

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