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Drawn From Life

I first discovered contemporary painting in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, coming up to the capitol city on a senior trip. Among the work by the relatively younger painters exhibiting in 1964 was a painting by a figurative painter, Harvey Breverman, a recent addition to the art faculty as a studio professor at the University at Buffalo, and the first with a postgraduate degree. Only a few years out of college and serving in Korea, Breverman had graduated from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) after a youth spent in the religiously cloistered environs of an Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood, and had been invited to participate in the Corcoran’s 28th Biannual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting.

It's Crafty!

The Art in Craft Media exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center seems to be two shows in one: a crafts show and a regular art show—not of painting but sculpture—the work in all of some 60 regional artists/craftspersons.

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