Carnegie Center for Art and History
201 E. Spring St., New Albany
William Hancock (1915-2003), a New Albany favorite son, has a retrospective at the Carnegie Center. Hancock specialized in watercolor paintings and pastel drawings of the architecture and landscape in and around New Albany.
“Bill had been an artist all his life,” says his wife Ruth. “When he was in the first grade, each child was given a piece of modeling clay … Bill made a pea pod and put in the peas and curlicues on the ends. The teacher was so impressed she had the principal come see it. The principal called the superintendent of schools and he came. They all collaborated and decided when Bill was old enough to cross a busy street, he could go to high school to study art …” —Jo Anne Triplett