The Day – Lennart Anderson’s Art Featured at Lyme Academy

‘Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective’ is on view until March 18 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme.

Lennart Anderson (1928-2015) was an American artist renowned for his mastery of tone, color, and composition, and for a career as a teacher that profoundly influenced future generations of painters. The New York Times has described him as one of “the most eminent and admired painters for translating figurative art into a modern idiom.”

The exhibition is curated by Lyme Academy Artistic Directors Amaya Gurpide and Jordan Sokol, in conjunction with the Artist’s Estate and the New York Studio School.

The Lyme Academy is the second location for this first major investigation into the artist since his death in 2015. The exhibition brings together more than 25 paintings and drawings from public and private collections, including paintings from the Whitney Museum of American Art and from the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, as well as Anderson’s own gallery, Leigh Morse Fine Arts. In addition to several works presented during the opening of the exhibition at the New York Studio School, newly selected works that highlight the artist’s sensitivity to portraiture and the intimate relationships he forged with his subjects are presented. at Lyme Academy.

The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is located at 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission to the exhibition is free and donations are welcome.

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