These classes are designed for both students of painting and those who simply enjoy looking at paintings. Artist Paul DuSold will explore the world of Philadelphia painting in the first half of the 20th century by focusing on the paintings of Daniel Garber and Arthur B. Carles. He will demonstrate and describe every step of the painting process by creating copies of works by these artists.
Garber was a Pennsylvania Impressionist and Carles was one of the first important artists in America to explore Modernism through abstract painting. Both artists attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and both studied in Paris. They were in many ways similar and fundamentally opposed! It’s a fascinating story of one artistic revolution being replaced by another. Watching Paul paint and copy paintings by both Garber and Carles provides viewers with a much greater understanding of the painting process and these artists' aesthetic intentions. Participants are able to ask questions at the end of each session.