Honoring Our Veterans: Featuring Paintings by Alex Dumas

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Name: Honoring Our Veterans: Featuring Paintings by Alex Dumas
Date: July 2, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Event Description:

As featured on WBIR: https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/five-at-four/farragut-museum-features-paintings-by-world-war-ii-veteran/51-572441727

On July 2, the Farragut Museum will unveil a very special exhibit which will showcase paintings by local artist Alexander Dumas. Visitors will also be able to view artifacts from various branches of the military and numerous wars, including the Korean War, Vietnam War, World War I and II, and Desert Storm. This exhibit will be on display through January 4, 2019.

Dumas was born in Detroit, Mich., and started painting on his 27th birthday. Serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1949 and as a Hospital Corpsman at the University of Virginia from 1949-1953 gave Alex a unique perspective on war. As a WWII veteran, the images of young men suffering from the wounds of war have stayed with the artist for a lifetime. While he did not see combat, many of his patients came back to the States with wounds that would be considered horrific under any circumstance. His wartime paintings are based on combat photographs.

Dumas spent 16 years as a member of the Tennessee State Guard, retiring with the rank of Major. His paintings are on exhibit at the Tennessee Theatre, the East Tennessee Historical Society and the USS Tennessee Battleship Museum, among other places. He currently teaches a painting class at Strang Senior Center in Knoxville.

Location:

Farragut Museum (located inside of Farragut Town Hall)
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934

Date/Time Information:
Beginning July 2, 2018 through January 2019. Paintings will be changed out over the course of the 6 month exhibit in order to showcase the full body of work. The museum is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4:30pm.
Contact Information:
Alex Dumas
Fees/Admission:
The exhibit and museum admission is FREE.
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