Martin Kotler, Power From Above (2014). Courtesy of HEMPHILL Fine Art.
Willem de Looper, Homage to Klee – Dyptich, 1984. Acrylic on board, 60 x 80 in. Courtesy of Frauke de Looper.
Ron Haynie, Table and Chair with Vase of Seed Pods, 1973. Acrylic on canvas, 47 x 47 in. Collection of Michael K. Haynie.
Ben L. Summerford (1924-2015) taught at American University's Department of Art from 1951-1987. All of the artists in Summerford Legacy studied under Professor Summerford and took different aspects of his teaching to heart. Some stayed close to their artistic roots in AU's Department of Arts, and some used those roots to support far-flung but personal explorations. All of the artists exhibit the artistic integrity embodied by their teacher, and approach their art as an act of discovery.
Free Parking: A salon-style conversation with former students of Ben L. Summerford.
April 27, 2017.