Il Mondo Nuovo: Barcarole

Il Mondo Nuovo: Barcarole, acrylic and plastic wrap, 24" x 30"

Hugh Lifson is professor emeritus of art at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, where he taught for more than 40 years.  He has had a productive career: in 1958 his work was reviewed by Dorothy Adlow in the Christian Science Monitor, in 1962 he was included in the Museum of Modern Art's "Recent Painting U.S.A.: The Figure" show, and today he is currently represented in various regional museums and galleries.  Mr. Lifson was born in New York City, and studied art with Irving Marantz, as well as at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing, the University of Wisconsin, Wesleyan University, and Pratt institute where he studied with Robert Richenberg and student taught under Mercedes Matter.

Mr. Lifson writes, "In my work I use plastic transparencies to overcome limitations of space and time.  By constructing palimpsests, both with the plastic wrap and often with Photoshop, I can use these materials and tools to create both a metonym of our culture as well as a recalling of traditional glaze techniques of the Renaissance.  My subjects range from responses to poetry, or architecture, to whatever suits my fancy."

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