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Carl Blair

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In life it is prudent to think first and act afterward.  In art, I act first and think afterwards, gaining spontaneity and freshness along with unexpected accidents that happen that I can take advantage of in composition and color.  No part is sacred and I feel free to paint out or change things or my direction at any time.  The whole is more important than the parts.”  Carl Blair

In September of 2001 Blair was given the distinction of the first living South Carolina artist to be honored with a one-man show at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In addition, he has shown in more than one hundred museums, galleries and universities in group exhibitions.  His work hangs in some 2500 permanent private, corporate and public collections to include IBM, Spaulding Corporation, BASF Corporation, National Gypsum Company, McDonalds International, Hyatt Hotels, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Tuskeegee Institute 

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How Did I Come Here? 37" x 37" oil on canvas
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Run For Your Life 9.5" x 9.5" monoprint on paper
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Looking Towards Land 36" x 48" Acrylic on canvas
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I Don't Care to Stay Here Long 22" x 30" Mixed media on paper
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Drifting Towards the West 22" x 30" Mixed media on paper
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Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble 36" x 48" Acrylic on canvas
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Daybreak 9.5" x 9.5" monoprint on paper
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Evening Menagerie 32" x 40" oil on canvas
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Dawn's Early Light 37" x 58" oil on canvas
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See You in the Morning 12" x 23" monoprint on paper
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Never Walk Alone 12" x 23" Monoprint on paper
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Evening Storm 12" x 23" monoprint on paper
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Flood Basin 9.5" x 9.5" monoprint on paper
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Desert Memories 12" x 23" monoprint on paper
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Afternoon Haze 9.5" x 9.5" monoprint on paper
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No Man's Land 14" x 14" monoprint on paper
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Windstorm 9.5" x 9.5" monoprint on paper
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Sundown 14" x 14" monoprint on paper
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Distant Signal 22"x31" oil on paper
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Storm Clouds Coming 9.5" x 9.5" monoprint on paper