William McGee: Works 1954-1977

painting by William McGee
painting by William McGee

Emil Robinson reviews the recent exhibition William McGee Works 1954-1977 at Reed Gallery, Cincinnati.

Robinson writes: "The show gave a wonderful introduction to a talented artist who had the good and bad fortune to be making work alongside some of the most important American painters in history. McGee was a painter of courageous ability and range... this show provided an art history lesson as we saw McGee working out the picture making problems that captivated the art world for some 40 years. For the art historian, painter or connoisseur, this show provided an opportunity to learn a new name through a powerful body of work."