Gallery Representation

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Artist Statement

My artwork is best described as atmospheric representationalism. Still life, figures in landscape and portraits are my preferred subject matter.

 

My influences are mostly sixteenth and seventeenth century Italian and Spanish painters; I am perhaps most informed by the use of oil paint as an expressive medium by the Venetian artists of the sixteenth century.

 

The primary aspiration of my efforts is to paint pictures whose effect of meaning is achieved through a very acute balance of color, light and shadow and scale of forms.

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EDUCATION

 

  • Private studies with painter Arthur DeCosta, 1986 - 2000

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1981-1985

  • Private studies in fresco with B.F. Long, Glendale Springs, NC, 1980

 

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

  • 2018, 2015, 2013, 2009, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1994: Gross Mccleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 2010: Ben Solowey Studio, Bedminster, Pa.

  • 2008: Evearts Gallery, Haddonfield, NJ

  • 2005: Episcopal Academy, Merion, Pa.

  • 1988: Giannetta Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 1986: Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

  • 2021: “Forget Not Beauty, the Legacy of Arthur DeCosta”, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

  • 2021: Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 2018: Tradition and Innovation, PAFA Alumni and Faculty, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto

  • 2016: “The Nude, Mirror of Desire”, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa.

  • 2012: “Still-Life Invitational Exhibition,” Artists House Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.; “The Aesthetic Moment,” 11 Still-Life Painters, Delaware Art Museum, DE.

  • 2011: “Anatomy Academy,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.; “Recent paintings,” Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ.

  • 2010-2002: Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 2008: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 2007: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 2006: Two Person Show, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pa.      

  • 2004: Still Life Invitational, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ.; Three Person Show, Walker Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ.

  • 2003: Considering the Figure, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mentors and Proteges, Vose Galleries, Boston, MA.

  • 2002: PAFA Alumni Exhibition, Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, Pa.; Group Show, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ; Group Show, Carspecken Scott Gallery, Wilmington, De.

  • 2001: Group Show, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.; Group Show, Carspecken Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE.

  • 2000: “The Aesthetic Moment,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa.

  • 1996: Still Lifes - Solo Exhibition, Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA.; Smith College Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Hillyer Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

  • 1995: "Pertaining to Philadelphia II," Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

  • 1994: "Pertaining to Philadelphia," Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

  • 1993: Summer Exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

  • 1992: Fellowship Show, PAFA, Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA.

  • 1991: Fellowship Show, PAFA, Woodmere Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA.

  • 1990: Fellowship Show, PAFA, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.

  • 1989: Fellowship Show, PAFA, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

  • 1988: Small Paintings Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

  • 1987: Small Paintings Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Portrait Prize, PA.

  • Fellowship Show, PAFA, PA.

  • 1986: "Open Juried Show," Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

  • 1985: Two Man Show, Giannetta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.; Travelling Scholarship Show, PAFA.; Small Paintings Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.; Open Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

  • 1984: Fellowship Show, PAFA, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Travelling Scholarship Show, PAFA.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS (Portrait Commissions*)

 

  • Lynn Candido*

  • Crown, Cork, Seal, Inc., John F. Connelly*

  • Graduate Hospital, Dr. Philip Kimball*

  • LTK Engineering, Louis T. Klauder*

  • Chuck Andes, Franklin Institute*

  • Ned Montgomery, Mellon Bank*

  • William Eagleson, Mellon Bank*

  • Robert Flood, Union League of Philadelphia*

  • David Auten, Union League of Philadelphia*

  • Dr. Gerald Shockman, Temple University Medical School*

  • J.P. Morgan, Newark, DE.

  • Mildred Knutzen, Bronxville, NY.

  • Manchell, Lundy & Lessin, Marvin Lundy, Esq.*

  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Edward Wood*

  • Pepper, Hamilton & Sheetz, Augustus Ballard*

  • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., John A. Miller*

  • Dr. Ernest Schmidt*

  • Stoneybrook Watershed Association - Muriel Gardiner Buttinger*

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Russell Schaedler*

  • Union League of Philadelphia, Robert G. Wilder & Louis T. Klauder

  • Wright Associates - Frank Loucheim

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Fine Art Connoisseur, June 2009, “Three to Watch”,  Nancy Bea Miller

  • Don Brewer, “Paul DuSold,” Don Arts News, August 31, 2008, http://brewermultimedia.com/paul-dusold/

  • Welcomat, Andrew Mangravite, "Back to the 19th Century," March 2, 1994

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, Victoria Donohoe, "On Galleries," Oct. 12, 1988

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

  • Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA., 1999 to present     

  • Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA., 2002 to present

  • Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA., 2000 - 2003

  • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE., 1995 - 1998

  • Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA., 1996 - 2000

  • Taught private classes in studio, 1988 - 1994

 

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

  • “Forget Not Beauty, The Legacy of Arthur DeCosta”, Wayne, Pa. 2021

  • “The Nude, Mirror of Desire,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. 2017

  • “The Aesthetic Moment,” Eleven Still-Life Painters, Delaware Art Museum, DE. 2012

  • “Arthur DeCosta Retrospective,” Woodmere Art Museum,  Philadelphia, PA. 2004

 

 

GALLERY TALKS

 

  •  “Andrew Wyeth, The Texture of Time.”  Gallery Lecture for the Brandywine River Museum exhibit

  • Andrew Wyeth in Retrospect, Chadd’s Ford, PA. 2017.

  • “Modernity, Modernism and the Gift of Fire.” Gallery Lecture for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine

  • Arts exhibit World War I and American Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2017.

  • "Pennsylvania Impressionism." The Hill at White Marsh, Philadelphia, PA, 2017.

  • “Modernism and the Pennsylvania Impressionists.” Gallery Lecture  for Michener Art Museum exhibit

  • The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art, Doylestwon, PA, 2017.

  • “The Paintings of Raymond Theel.” Gallery Lecture for the Woodmere Art Museum exhibit The

  • Paintings of Raymond Theel, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.

  • “Elmer Schofield, International Impressionist.” Gallery Lecture for the Woodmere Art Museum exhibit

  • Elmer Schofield, International Impressionist, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

  • “Anatomy Academy.” Gallery Lecture Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Pennsylvania,

  • Philadelphia, PA. 2011.

  • “Cecilia Beaux.” Gallery Lecture Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art exhibit Cecilia Beaux,

  • Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

  • “Still Life Paintings of Edward Manet.” Gallery Lecture for the Woodmere Art Museum,

  • Philadelphia, PA, 2002.