The Art of Carl Hancock


Plantation Road by Carl HancockThe Art of Carl Hancock
From the Collection of Myrtie Engelkes and Historic Arkansas Museum

November 20, 2008 through July 12, 2009

Study Gallery

Opening reception on December 12, 5 – 8 pm, in conjunction with downtown’s 2nd Friday Art Night

The Art of Carl Hancock features approximately 22 sketches and etchings from the museum’s permanent collection and the collection of the artist’s niece, Myrtie Engelkes. Carl Hancock (1898 – 1966) was a self-taught etcher, designer, painter and commercial artist. He sketched many familiar scenes and architectural subjects in and around Little Rock, including the Hinderliter Grog Shop (on the museum’s grounds), the Old State House, the Old Mill and Plantation Road. He also sketched scenes in Memphis, New Orleans and other towns along the southern Mississippi Delta. Hancock was born in Springville, Tennessee, and moved to Arkansas in the early 1900s. He was a long-time resident of North Little Rock.