B.F.A., 1958 & M.F.A., 1959
William Christenberry received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Alabama, where he studied sculpture, painting and drawing. He has been described as one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century.
Christenberry began his career as an abstract painter in New York City and evolved to create sculptures and collages, but he was most acclaimed for his photographs, which were primarily taken in Hale County and rural West Alabama, not far from his hometown of Tuscaloosa. After moving to Washington D.C. in 1968, he taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he remained on faculty throughout his professional career. Some of his work is part of the permanent collection of UA’s Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.
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