Tag Archives: Europe

A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

As an artist I am very interested in the process, and it was very informative to see Miro’s brushes (not the originals but copies), the paints and colors he used and the other objects that were in his studio in Mallorca. Continue reading

Painting Through Israel: A Different Way of Seeing

I have always traveled with my paints and sketchbook and was fortunate to live in Europe while the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, and then later in Asia as the awardee of a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation. I have books filled with my European and Asian travel drawings and watercolors. Some of them became illustrations for magazines such as The New Yorker, Gourmet, and the New York Times. Continue reading

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist’s Perspective

While a graduate student at Harvard University I spent much of my time in the Fogg Art Museum, either visiting the collection or attending art history courses Continue reading

Painting Through Peru

Perched on a Rock Painting Machu PicchuFor many years the New Yorker, the New York Times, Gourmet and other magazines would publish my travel drawings in their magazines. I’ve been to Africa, painted in … Continue reading

The Monuments Men

The story of the “monuments men” is fascinating and truly deserving of the attention it will garner through this film. Irene Rawlings calls it “the greatest treasure hunt in history.” Continue reading

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

The Frick Museum has been a favorite of mine since I was young. When I had an internship at The Metropolitan Museum after graduating from Williams College, and I wasn’t spending my time sitting on the streets of New York City drawing (which later became artwork for the New Yorker), I would spend my lunch breaks going to the Frick and looking at the collection, which I came to know by heart. Continue reading

Opening Day Art Basel Miami Beach: An Artist’s Perspective

I went down to Art Basel Miami Beach Wednesday for the opening but had to come back because I have an exhibit Saturday. Continue reading

Not to Be Missed: The Lobkowicz Collection in Prague

This year I returned to visit one of my early paintings commissioned by the Prince Lobkowicz family. It is a portrait of their daughter. Since the time that I painted … Continue reading

Painting Outdoors: The Illusion of the Idyllic

As an art history major at Williams College, I worked closely with Lane Faison (one of the three legendary professors of the Williams Art Mafia) and took courses in the Art History Graduate Program at the Clark Art Institute. Continue reading

The Real Celebration at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards

This is a memorable event, not only for the opportunity to hear, see and meet some of the living Jazz legends but, also to be part of the group as the Jazz Masters greet another. Continue reading

Art Basel Miami Beach Celebrates 10 Years: An Artist’s Perspective

Overwhelming might be the word to describe my visit to Art Basel Miami Beach and the satellite art fairs. Continue reading