A Westport artist soon to celebrate a personal centennial was the recipient of a host of accolades Sunday at a showcase for his decades-long legacy.

The Sheffer Gallery at the Westport Historical Society was packed as well-wishers toasted Howard Munce, where an exhibition his paintings, drawings and sculptures was on display. The exhibit was cuated by fellow Westport artist — and nonagenarian — Leonard Everett Fisher.

Titled “Howard Munce at 100,” the collection will be on display through Sept. 14.

The historical society’s smaller Mollie Donovan Gallery also hosts a tribute to Munce, specifically his Westport connection during the 1930s as a young artist and artist’s model; his military service as a Marine in World War II; the Pulitzer Prize nomination for his essay on the folly of war; his role in the noted Foote, Cone & Belding advertising campaign for Rheingold Bee; his ad agency career, and community service in Westport.

The overall show is actually dedicated not to Howard Munce, but to his late wife Geraldine, who died last October. The couple met at the Young and Rubicam ad agency, where he was a cub copywriter and she was the head secretary for the copy department. They were married in May 1950 and lived in Westport together for 60 years.

Sunday’s reception began with a flurry of speechmaking, which included a presentation by First Selectman Jim Marpe of a commendation to Munce recognizing “his outstanding contributions to the arts community and to the community at large.”

Born in 1915 in Jersey City, N.J., Munce first came to Westport in 1935 to live with relatives while he commuted to the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn. His career as an artist was interrupted by World War II, and Munce became a Marine deployed to the Pacific.

Beginning in the late 1940s, Munce worked as an art director for New York City advertising agencies, leaving after 16 years to freelance from his Westport studio as a graphic designer, illustrator, writer, teacher and sculptor.

“Howard Munce at 100: A Centennial Celebration and Howard’s World” is at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, through Sept. 14. Visit http://bit.ly/1M1iLeV for more information or call 203-222-1424.