Margaret S. Watkins: A Retrospective

Wednesday, May 19 - Friday, June 11, 2004
About the artist...

Margy, her daughterThe Esther Atkinson Museum will host an exhibition of the work of Margaret S. Watkins of Charlotte Court House. The exhibit, "Margaret S. Watkins: A Retrospective," features a selection of paintings created between her early childhood (c. 1935) to present day, ranging from oil portraits to pastels and paintings rendered entirely by palette knife. Her work features a diverse range of styles ranging from realism to the abstract. 

Margaret has spent most of her life in Charlotte Court House. She has studied art at Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her portraits hang in several Courthouses in the area, as well as the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Virginia.

The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum is located on College Road at Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia.  Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM and other times by appointment.  For more information about the museum and other exhibitions and programs, please contact Lorie Mastemaker at 434-223-6134.