Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:00pm - Sun, 07/29/2012 - 5:00pm
Three Figurative Printmakers
Where |Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
About This Event
Jack Boul, Robert D'Arista (1929-1987), and Lee Newman have exhibited their work together on number of occasions over the past thirty years. Their work reflects the aesthetic values of what once was known as the American University Style or School which grew out of the Studio House school of painting at the Phillips Collection. The style is characterized by an intimate scale, a painterly approach bordering on abstraction, and an emphasis on the geometric underpinnings of composition.
Jack Boul's first museum showing was in 1974 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In addition to teaching at American University and the Washington Studio School, Boul has had numerous exhibitions at institutions such as the Corcoran, University of Maryland, and WPG. Robert D'Arista, a Fulbright scholar, taught and served as chair of the American University Art Department from 1961 through 1984 and at Boston University until his death in 1987. Lee Newman, also a Fulbright scholar, is the founder of the Washington Studio School and has works in multiple private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran, and the National Gallery.