UAB houses one of the top three Proust collections in the world and is also home to the world’s foremost Proust expert, William Carter, Ph.D., distinguished professor emeritus of French. The exhibition, titled “Marcel Proust: A Centennial Exhibition ‘Swann’s Way’ 1913-2013,” will include autographed works, volumes of books by and about Proust, journals, manuscripts, and original letters and images, as well as copies of objects from the University of Illinois-Urbana’s collection.
“Life During Wartime,” created in 2006 from oil and gold leaf on canvas and mixed media on wood panels, is 84 inches tall and 64 inches wide. It was recently featured in the two-person show “CONNECTIONS,” which included works by Chapman and Carolyn Sherer. The show was on exhibition May 18-Sept. 22, 2013.