About the Collection
William M. Halsey, an American artist (1915-1999), established the studio art program at the College of Charleston in 1964. He served as assistant professor and artist-in-residence at the College for nearly twenty years; upon his retirement the faculty voted unanimously to name the art gallery at the College in his honor. Corrie McCallum, Halsey’s wife, was also an American artist (1914-2009) who served as the first Curator of Education at the Gibbes Art Gallery in the 1960s and established the Printmaking Department at the College of Charleston in the 1970s. Both artists’ works are represented in the permanent collections of museums throughout the United States, along with numerous exhibitions and publications. These twelve paintings are part of the Addlestone Library’s collection.