A new exhibit, The Art of Kenneth Baldwin, is now on display in Special Collections on the fourth floor of the library.
Kenneth Baldwin (1914-1999) was a self-taught artist born in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He spent most of his life in Greenville, South Carolina. In June 1943, Baldwin joined the Army, where he worked as a camera technician in Central Burma, India, and China. The Kenneth Baldwin Artwork collection includes approximately fifty sketches and paintings, primarily in charcoal, pastels, and watercolors. The art illustrates the peoples and scenery of India, Burma, and China as well as documenting aspects of army life. Original works from Baldwin’s collection are displayed in this exhibit.