Chrysler Museum of Art

Norfolk, Virginia

(757) 664-6200


Paintings by Charles Sibley

Music, c. 1970, oil on canvas, Collection of Marc and Connie Jacobson.

Through September 12, 1999 the Chrysler Museum of Art's Waitzer Community Gallery will host a group of paintings by Charles Sibley from the collection of Marc and Connie Jacobson. One of Hampton Roads' most renowned and accomplished artists, Sibley has achieved widespread fame for his powerful landscape and figurative works. The Jacobsons' collection, amassed over many years, offers a fascinating survey of his art.

A revered teacher, Sibley arrived in Norfolk in the mid-1950s and was soon employed by Old Dominion University to build its fine arts program. He taught there for years, retiring in 1989 with the rank of professor emeritus. It is fitting that the Chrysler's Waitzer Community Gallery should feature the works of an artist who has given so much to the cultural life of Hampton Roads. It is equally fitting that the works should reflect the collecting passion of the Jacobsons, whose generosity has significantly enriched the community of Norfolk.

Read more in Resource Library about the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Search for more articles and essays on American art in Resource Library. See America's Distinguished Artists for biographical information on historic artists.

This page was originally published in 1999 in Resource Library Magazine. Please see Resource Library's Overview section for more information.

Copyright 2012 Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation. All rights reserved.