Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ross Merrill Lecture on and Demonstration of Durand Style

Asher B. Durand was one of the Husdon School painters. A show of his work is currently up at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. See below for info on Ross's lecture and demo.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Painting Demonstration, Kogod Courtyard
12:00 PM
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ross Merrill, painter and chief of conservation at the National Gallery of Art, demonstrates plein air painting and discusses challenges artists face in working outdoors. Merrill, who was inspired by Asher B. Durand’s sketches on view in SAAM’s third floor special exhibition galleries, explores Durand’s palette and painting method as part of this demonstration.

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