The Women’s Art Initiative awarded funding to the Culture & Heritage Museums. It will be used to complete a vivid montage located in the Lowenstein Building in downtown Rock Hill that showcases Vernon Grant’s artwork and accomplishments. The exhibit highlights the life and career of the renowned American illustrator and longtime Rock Hill resident.
Grant (1902 - 1990) is highly regarded for his contributions to 20th Century Illustration Art. His commercial artwork appeared nationwide on magazine covers, merchandise, and product advertisements; additionally his images were prominent in publications of children’s stories and nursery rhymes. A trusted civic leader and visionary, Grant helped attract business, tourism, and residential growth to Rock Hill and York County. For more information, please visit http://www.vernongrant.org.
Following is an updated time frame for final production, on-site work, and installation of the display components.
May 3-4 / in-house production on graphic panels and framed art prints; preparations for transport, site work, and installation
May 6-7 / painting of Wall 1 background and Wall 2 mural on site; photo documentation
May 10-12 / installation of graphic panels, framed prints, and labels; final touch-ups; photo documentation
We are excited for completion of this project and look forward to sharing with many this tribute to Vernon Grant’s artistry, history, and enduring legacy in Rock Hill.