Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Elaine Smollin

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
MacDowell fellowships: 1980, 1981, 1985

I am a painter using drawing in its perceptual forms to see metaphorically around corners and down mysterious pathways to show the significance of light and darkness. My large figure works extend imagery from Antiquity. Since 1992, I have been writing about art and society. At MacDowell in 1978, 1979, 1981 the greatest gift was to engage daily with the most senior practitioners in music and art whose lifetime careers and compassion for world culture forecast my own future.



Elaine Smollin worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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