A Corcoran Homecoming: The Art of Carroll Sockwell

January 24 - March 9, 2024

Carroll Sockwell was a prominent figure in the Washington, D.C. art scene from the 1960s until his passing in 1992. Sockwell had a long-standing relationship with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, first as a student in the School, then a professional artist whose work was shown in several Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibitions.

The consummate draftsman, Sockwell worked in charcoal, pencil and collage on paper.  His artistic style is celebrated for his mastery of geometric and gestural abstraction along with his ability to blend charcoal and color. His aims were simple yet complex, “to produce paintings which will dominate yet enhance their surroundings.”


Support for this exhibition is provided by the Cecile R. Hunt Fund for American Art and the Director's Discretionary Fund. Image of Carroll Sockwell courtesy of the Estate of Carroll Sockwell/Washington Color Gallery.