Works by late UGA faculty member Tom Polk (1940-2014) are on display until Aug. 13 at the State Botanical Garden, a public service and outreach unit.
While Polk’s professional life was fulfilled as an associate professor and area chairman of art history at UGA, he also was a life-long artist. He earned a combined undergraduate degree from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in both art history and studio art.
At peace in nature, landscapes were his most frequent subject and the State Botanical Garden was one of his favorite haunts. This exhibition features drawings and paintings of landscapes and flowers executed across the span of Polk’s life, but with a special emphasis on the explosion of work done during his retirement.