Information about the iconic Southern American artist.
Previously unknown work from Carroll Cloar's time in Saipan. The painting was created during his deployment in World War II and is now on display on the fourth floor of the Ned R. McWherter Library at the University of Memphis until September 15.
Our displays are located in the Rotunda and on the fourth floor of the Ned R. McWherter Library. The Art Museum's exhibition, In His Studio, is just a short walk from the Library.
In 1948 when Carroll Cloar was living in New York city he recorded a series of albums for a friend. The album is comprised of three records and is housed in an original album book decorated in original art. The album is currently on display in the department of Preservation & Special Collections' exhibit space located on the fourth floor of the Ned R. McWherter Library.
In the 1990s Pat Cloar Milsted, widow of Carroll Cloar, donated his papers to the University Libraries. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs (many which were used as raw materials for his paintings), and numerous exhibition catalogs that were amassed over the artist's life. All of the items from this research guide, and many from the Art Museum of the University of Memphis' exhibit, come from this collection.