The Art of William Woodward


Seven Deadly Sins

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Article: 2017 Winter. William Woodward: The Seven Deadly Sins (American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)

Exhibited at the Katzen Museum in Washington, DC, The Sins attracted record breaking crowds and has been lauded as the most attended solo show ever held at the museum.

For the past two decades, William Woodward has delved into the rich history and aesthetic possibilities of the seven deadly sins. The master drawings and narrative paintings in this exhibition owe a great deal to the films of Federico Fellini, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton the com­ media dell’arte tradition.