Garry Pound, a native of Columbus, Georgia, grew up in an artistic environment: his mother is a well-known painter and his father is an architect and expert draftsman. With the encouragement of his parents, he has managed to turn his love for the arts into a successful career.
Garry attended Sewanee, the University of the South, where he graduated with honors in 1977. He spent a year at Indiana State University working on his Masters in Art, then he went to Ohio University where he was awarded the Siegfried Scholarship for overall achievement in graduate studies. He taught classes in art appreciation and critical analysis, receiving his doctorate in Comparative Arts, a cultural history degree, in 1985.
Dr. Pound returned to Columbus, where he now works as a professional artist. He is well known for his portraits, and he has a strong interest in the human figure as well as landscape.
In Dr. Pound’s work, “One sees truly admirable craft, displays of gentle beauty and heart.” It has been described as “eloquent”, “magnetic” and with “a breathtaking sensitivity to the nuances of the human form”.