Translations in Textiles
Hannibal Lee, renowned and beloved artist, began his training within the Brandywine School tradition. His lifelong career was launched under the tutelage of Carolyn Wyeth, sister of the famed Andrew. Hannibal studied with Carolyn in the studio of N.C. Wyeth in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Training originally in the tradition of realism (where Hannibal honed his amazing drawing skills), then moving toward abstract in watercolors and oils, Hannibal began to express his art in a unique way after being introduced to fabrics by a friend.
Hannibal Lee’s Translations transcend classical art media: The artist has created a new medium in textiles and mixed media, combining fabrics and natural artifacts in stunning 3-D originals he calls “translations” and others have begun to refer to as textile bas-relief.
Hannibal Lee’s art has been exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington) and the Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY). One man shows include the Cambria County Art Center (Johnston, PA) and the Gibson Island Yacht Club (Gibson Island, MD). His artwork is on permanent display at the Hershey Library (Hershey, PA), the Alfred I. DuPont Institute (Wilmington,
DE), and the Methodist Country House (Wilmington, DE), as well as in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
Hannibal lives on the Nanticoke river and maintains a working studio near the Wicomico river in Salisbury, Maryland.