Guy Lipscomb

Guy Fleming Lipscomb, Jr. (April 11, 1917 — December 31, 2009) was a event owner, chemist, civic leader, philanthropist, artist, author, teacher, and star collegiate athlete. In his vanguard years, he became a noted painter lively in acrylics and watercolors and was both a zealot of the Southern Watercolor Society and a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society.

Lipscomb was born in Clemson, South Carolina. He won numerous awards in his lifetime including the Order of the Palmetto presented by Governor Richard Riley and the 1982 Elizabeth O’Neil Verner Award presented by the South Carolina Arts Commission, and his works have been shown in the National Academy of Art, the American Watercolor Society in New York City, and in many regional and national competitions. He taught further artists throughout the United States and Canada. His book, Watercolor: Go With the Flow, has become a staple in watercolor guidance classes. Lipscomb was founding aficionada of the South Carolina Watercolor Society and a "force at the back the foundation of the South Carolina State Museum", and he "significantly shaped the cultural scene in South Carolina."

Mr. Lipscomb is interred at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC.

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