Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth

On Wednesday, March 10 2010, I attended a gallery talk at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland given by Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky about the current exhibition, Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth .

The show featured a number of painters that I studied with when they were visiting critics or faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Art in the early 80’s. As chairman of the graduate program in painting at Penn, Welliver rounded up a strong roster of visiting critics and faculty members.

In no particular order, these are the ones that I can recall:

Neil Welliver
Martha Diamond
Susan Shatter
Rudy Burckhardt
Yvonne Jacquette
Alfred Leslie
Jack Beal

Richard Haas
Janet Fish
Ann McCoy
John Button
Alex Katz
Susan Crile
Richard Anuskiewicz
Jane Freilicher

Edit: One more : Diane Keller. More to surely follow…

& Jane Wilson. I don’t know how I forgot her…

note: I know there were several fine artists that I have forgotten to include in this list.  Fellow Penn victims alumni , help me out.