Friday, September 14, 2001
Contact: Peter Bailley
Knox College will present an exhibit, "Clint Grant: Moments from Life," featuring photographs by Donald Clinton Grant, one of the nation's most highly-acclaimed photojournalists, from Friday, September 21 through Friday, October 12, 2001, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, on the Knox campus in Galesburg, Illinois. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Grant will give a free, public lecture about his work and will sign copies of the exhibit catalogue at 4 p.m., Friday, September 21, in the Lincoln Room, Seymour Union.
Grant, whose grandfather, Innes Grant, taught literature and ancient languages at Knox from 1842 to 1869, was staff photographer for the Dallas Morning News from 1949 until his retirement in 1998. (Photo, right: File photo of Clint Grant. Download 300 dpi photo)
The works in the exhibition range from skyline images of Dallas in the 1950s to portraits of important political and public figures. Included are photographs of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy arriving in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, President Harry Truman, the Prince of Wales, and a group of former U.S. Presidents gathered for the funeral of former U.S. House Speaker Sam Rayburn.
In addition to capturing serious images of events and newsmakers among them every President and Vice President from Harry Truman to George Bush Grant is known for his ability to capture humorous moments, such as a baby elephant grabbing a string of pearls around an admirer's neck, and comedians Bob Hope and Jack Benny performing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The exhibit "Clint Grant: Moments from Life" is curated by Michael T. Ricker. Within the past year it has been displayed at the Griffith Gallery of Stephen F. Austin State University, the Mayborn Graduate Institute Gallery, The University of North Texas Department of Journalism, and the Texas/ Dallas History and Archives Division at the Dallas Public Library.
About Clint Grant
Donald Clinton Grant was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He served during World War II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in five battle zones in Europe. At the end of the war, he left the service with the rank of Captain. His career with the Morning News began in 1949.
Grant has received more than one hundred national, state and local awards in photojournalism. Among his commendations are three "Katy" awards from the Dallas Press Club and the prestigious Headliner Award. In addition to his work for the Dallas Morning News, he has taken photos for Newsweek, Time, Stern, Paris Match and Life, as well as the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Grant retired from the Dallas Morning News in 1998 after nearly fifty years with the paper.
About Innes Grant
According to Knox College records, Innes Grant (photo, right) attended St. Andrew's University and Glasgow University in Scotland. At Knox, he taught ancient languages (Greek and Latin) from 1842 to 1863, then taught literature from 1863 until 1869. He died in 1883.