Lot 611

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William Melton Halsey (South Carolina, 1915-1999)
painted wood sculptures, unsigned
H48" W38"

Provenance: Avram Kronsberg Collection, Charleston, South Carolina.

Other Notes: This sculpture was created for the Edward's [five and dime store] dedication of their corporate office building in 1965, and was given to the Kronsbergs by the artist.

Avram Kronsberg (1936-2010) was the son of Edward and Hattie Barshay Kronsberg, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Edward's Stores Inc. and the Harrison Co. He was also a devoted father, civic leader and an avid sportsman. As a lifelong Charlestonian, Avram loved the lowcountry. He devoted his life to his family and his love of nature.

Avram attended The Day School, Rivers High and Tulane University. He was an adventurer, traveling around South and Central America with the likes of Sidi Limehouse, Richard Hutson, and Peter Manigault, fishing the Florida Keys and hunting. Avram also was a restaurant owner, a stock car driver and garage owner.

Still, as his father before him, Avram was a civic leader. He was a second generation Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce President and Board Member of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. He was a past President of the Coastal Environmental Coalition, Carolina Arts Association (Gibbs Art Gallery), the United Way, the United Negro College Fund, the Charleston Chapter of the Boy & Girl Scouts of America, the South Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Council, the YMCA, the Fishing Tackle Manufacturer's Association, and the South Carolina National Bank. He was also active on numerous local committees.

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June 12, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

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