22 jan 1968 & lloyd mcneill
#OTD Monday 22 January 1968 Lloyd McNeill paints a mural for his upcoming exhibit, Intercourse '68, at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art (1503 21st Street, NW) in Dupont Circle . Lloyd McNeill was described as a sculptor, painter, flute player and exhibit director. That's just the beginning! He headed the Lloyd McNeill Quartet, taught painting and silk-screening at The New Thing Art & Architecture Center and collaborated with Lou Stovall on posters for The New Thing, the Arena Stage and the National Park Service, among others. For the exhibit, he brought his full range of talent, creativity and imagination, as well as his favorite artists.
Note his painting tools and containers. His paintbrushes are kept in Chock Full O'Nuts containers. There's also a Chock Full O'Nuts can on the floor near his feet. He has a small container in his left hand filled with red paint. Note the paint tubes and the Chase & Sanborn Coffee can on the wooden pallet.
The Wednesday 24 January story will feature the exhibit opening.
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Photo source: DC Public Library Special Collections, 1968. Glen Leach, photographer.
Lloyd McNeill, Intercourse '68. Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1968.