Art Club

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In 1926, an Art Club was formed by chosen students of President Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler at William & Mary. Artistry was a passion of his.

It was disbanded in 1948 by President John Edward Pomfret as "A damned waste of time in war-time" much to the students' dismay. Pomfret's account of the conflict of views is detailed in a letter to his brother dated February 12, 1948. The transcribed letter is available in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 82 No. 1 (February 1948), p. 126-127.

Their work is still displayed (in art prints) across the college buildings.


  • The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 82 No. 1 (February 1948), p. 126-127.

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