Baskin was an expert draftsman. His drawings are full of manic energy with broad strokes and splashes of dark ink, and at the same time meticulously layered with perfectly placed crosshatching and minute detail. He claimed no natural drawing talent having painstakingly honed his skill through thousands of hours of “deliberate, slug-tempoed, knuckle-aching, face wrinkling effort.” Long assiduous hours with a live model helped him cultivate an innate sense for the human form.
Marilyn and Other Muses shows Meunier’s incredible versatility. From meticulous Western Massachusetts landscapes to his impeccably rendered figures, his work is a balanced mix of the familiar and the unexpected. Meunier has been refining and perfecting his unique painting talent for more than 35 years. He has won numerous awards and earned national recognition along the way. His paintings have been featured on public television and in many magazines, including American Artist, American Art Collector, Cape Cod, and Yankee. Meunier enjoys his studio and home in rural Conway, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, dog, and three cats. In addition to his painting, he finds time for making his own frames, woodworking, maple sugaring, golfing, playing the bottleneck guitar, and dodging persistent calls from his art dealer.
November 9, 2014 – January 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov 9 from 4 to 6pm
This year’s Illustration Exhibit will be featuring award winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney. Over 50 original watercolors and drawings by Mr. Pinkney will be on display in a special exhibit in our mezzanine gallery.
Also on display will be the Caldecott Corner, an exhibit featuring work from over 20 Caldecott Medal and Honor recipients. And the Cartoon Corner, featuring work by William Steig, Jules Feiffer, N.M Bodecker,
and many more!