following artist DVDs are all in various stages of production. All of these
are in need of funds in order for them to join the nine completed DVDs.
Please help support the completion of these important documentaries –
helping preserve the legacy of art in Maine and America.
Born in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1911, painter and printmaker WILL
BARNET has had one of the longest and most distinguished
careers in American art. A highly respected teacher, he taught for more
than forty years at the Art Students League in New York City, as well as
at Cooper Union, Yale, Cornell, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Since the mid-1950s, Barnet has spent nearly every summer on the coast of
Maine, creating works distinguished by their refinement of form and timeless
BRYAN was born in Harlem, New York, in 1923. He
attended Cooper Union and the Skowhegan School and later chaired
the art department at Dartmouth College. Bryan paints, writes and
illustrates children’s books, on Little Cranberry Island and
performs poetry around the world.
In 2008, he was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library.
He won the 2009 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for “lasting contribution
to literature for children.”
Click on photo at left to see a preview.
DRISKELL: Maine Master – has been largely responsible
for bringing African American art into the mainstream of American
society – through his own artwork and writings and by curating
exhibits by artists of color focusing attention on black artists as
they fight for survival and search for identity. Driskell maintains
a deep connection to Maine, summering in Falmouth for nearly 50 years
and remaining active at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
where he has served on their board and first went in 1953.
As he has said: “… I went back to nature and relied very heavily
on my natural environment as the source of inspiration in my work.”
Maine has been that draw for him.
Click on photo at right to see a preview.
native of Lynn, Massachusetts, BEVERLY HALLAM
(born 1923) attended the Massachusetts College of Art, Cranbrook Academy
of Art and Syracuse University. She pioneered the use of acrylic paint
in the 1950s and experimented in monotype and collage. Her floral
still lifes in airbrush are in many private and public collections,
including the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
IRVINE (b. 1931) grew up in the small coastal town
of Troon, Scotland, where he began painting at age 12, captivated
by what he calls “the magic of painting, that doorway through
which we can enter into other worlds.” He graduated from the
Glasgow School of Art in 1956, then lived and painted in London for
ten years until 1967. In 1968 he moved to Blue Hill, Maine, where
the proximity to the sea continues to inform many of his paintings.
from Pittsburgh where she was born in 1934, YVONNE
JACQUETTE attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
She first came to Maine in the 1950s and eventually spent each summer
in Lincolnville with her husband, photographer and filmmaker Rudy
Burckhardt (1914-1999). Jacquette is best known for her aerial views
of New York City (her winter home), Tokyo, Maine and other places.
on photo at left to see a preview.
in Sayre, Pennsylvania, in 1925, CABOT LYFORD
attended Cornell University. After viewing the “Winged Victory
of Samothrace” in the Louvre, he vowed to sculpt. He attended
the Skowhegan School and later taught sculpture and art history at
Philips Exeter Academy for 23 years. In 1990 he received the National
Academy of Design’s Sculpture Prize. He lives and works in New
in New York City in 1924, EMILY NELLIGAN
graduated from Cooper Union. Since first visiting Great Cranberry
Island in 1944 with her husband, artist Marvin Bileck (1910-2005),
Nelligan has focused on making exquisite charcoal drawings of the
island landscape, capturing its shadowy contours and primal edges.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art mounted an exhibition of her work
Charles Stanley, CARLO PITTORE
(1943-2005) studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,
Portland School of Art, Chelsea College of Art in London and Brooklyn
Museum Art School. He was a significant figure in the international
field of mail art in 1970s and 1980s and gained recognition for his
bold figurative work. As an advocate for artists, Pittore founded
the Union of Maine Visual Artists. He mentored young artists through
the Academy of Carlo Pittore in Bowdoinham, Maine.
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