Full of drawings and paintings of landscapes and flowers—many of which were inspired by trips to the Botanical Garden—this retrospective exhibition highlights the works of Tom Polk, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 73. After undergraduate studies at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design, he earned a doctorate in Art History from Penn State. A lifelong artist and educator, Polk taught thousands of students at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art as a professor of art history for 30 years, shaping the department profoundly as area chair for over a decade. Polk’s exhibition, which focuses on works made during retirement, will remain on view in the garden’s visitor center through Saturday, Aug. 13.
Tom Polk (1940–2014) was an associate professor and Area Chairman of Art History at UGA. This exhibition features drawings and paintings of landscapes and flowers created over the span of his life. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.