30 Nov Autumn news from David Brewster: University Acquisitions, Juried Competitions, and the Updated Image Gallery
The Autumn of 2008 has been a fruitful and productive time for David. He was recently commissioned by Johns Hopkins University to create a suite of paintings of historic Baltimore for their Carey Business School, slated to open in 2009. Benefactor and businessman William P. Carey has endowed W.P. Carey Schools of Business across the nation, and his latest multimillion-dollar endowment to Johns Hopkins is a testament to his love for his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. David’s suite of paintings features James Carey’s Baltimore; James Carey is one of William P. Carey’s ancestors, and was a pivotal figure in the financial/mercantile and social-justice spheres of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Maryland.
David has been named a finalist in the Art of Action project. A collaboration between the Vermont Arts Council and philanthropist Lyman Orton, Art of Action will be comprised of ten suites of work by artists who have as their artistic vision that series of issues which have been identified by Vermont denizens as critically important to Vermont’s future. One of only twenty artists selected from a pool of three hundred applicants, David is hard at work preparing for his final proposal, conducting interviews, making paintings and sketches, and writing the bulk of his companion narrative. David will present his proposal to the Art of Action Project Review Committee in late January of 2009. These presentations are open to the public.
One of David’s newest paintings, Sherpa of the Waterway, was chosen by the Willowell Foundation as part of its traveling Quadricentennial celebration exhibition, Champlain’s Lake Rediscovered: An Exhibition of Vermont Artists. The exhibit will tour Vermont as well as major U.S. cities in 2009.
Princeton University Professor Emeritus of Art, Gillette Griffin, has acquired another of David’s paintings. Entitled Ocean Vortex, the 2005 painting will ultimately reside in the Princeton University Art Museum.
The image galleries of the David Brewster Fine Art website have increased dramatically this Autumn, with over two hundred and eighty offerings currently available, spanning over twenty years of David’s work. The search function allows you to find paintings by year, title, dimension, medium/media, and whether the image is an exterior, an interior, and/or a portrait. Visit the Paintings section of the website to see all that the gallery and its search function have to offer!