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Arthur DeCosta, Annunciation, 1978


Rose Naftulin, April, 1993


Seymour Remenick, Artist’s Studo with Still-Life and Easel, 1957

A Sample Session


The Philadelphia Tradition
Arthur DeCosta
Seymour Remenick
Rose Naftulin
Wednesday Mornings,
10 am to 12 noon on Zoom:
September 15  - December 15, 2021

In this online series Paul DuSold explores how and why great paintings affect us by making copies of master paintings.


By watching the recreation of a master painting from start to finish the viewer sees how the qualities of color, shape, light and space engage the imagination as the painting goes from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. By seeing the painting develop, the viewer experiences the painting with much greater understanding!


As the painting develops, Paul describes every step of his experience walking in the footsteps of the artist who created the original. Context of social and aesthetic history will also be discussed.


Participants are allowed to ask questions at the end of each session.

Starting September 15 we will look at the work of three 20th century Philadelphia Painters who were influenced by the three great traditions of Western Painting: Classicism, Romanticism and Impressionism. These artists were committed to their influences even as those traditions were being dismissed by ideas of Modernism.


  • Arthur DeCosta (1921- 2004) was a figurative painter strongly influenced by the work of Titian and Poussin: the classical tradition

  • Seymour Remenick (1923 – 1999) was a landscape and still-life painter.  Remenick was influenced by the painting and ideas of Corot; the Romantic tradition

  • Rose Naftulin (1925 – 2005) was greatly influenced by impressionist and post- impressionist painting.


Paul will copy and discuss examples of each of these artist works. Artists who new and studied with these three will also be in the sessions to offer their first hand knowledge.


Wednesday mornings, 10 am to 12 noon



September 15 to December 15. 13 sessions. (There is no class November 24.)


The cost for the 13 sessions is $160. You may also purchase 6 sessions for $90, or an individual session for $16.


Recordings of each session will be available by request for those who need to miss a session.  There are no refunds.

THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING: The Philadelphia Tradition
THE EVOLUTION OF PAINTING: The Philadelphia Tradition
Sep 15, 2021, 10:00 AM
Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon on Zoom
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