In December 1926, Jennings visited Paris where he studied under artists Mela Mutter (1876-1967) and Walter Rene Fuerst (1885-1948), painting views of the city; On the Seine (watercolor on paper, 1927)
The former Charleston Museum on Rutledge Avenue, where Jennings created his dioramas, “The Drama of Western Civilization.”
Museum director Laura Bragg, circa 1935
Canal St. Martin, Paris (watercolor on paper, 1927)
Two Figures (ink on paper, circa 1928)
Jennings as pictured in the Charleston News & Courier, circa 1928.
Author John Bennett, a leading figure of the Charleston Renaissance, wrote of Ned Jennings’s suicide in a letter to his daughter, Susan (right).
Fawn: Design for a mask (gouache on cardboard, 1927)
Costume design for Marine Ballet (gouache on board, 17 3/4 x 12 7/8 inches, circa 1923)
Then read about the Gibbes Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Something Terrible May Happen” displaying his work