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In The Galleries: Lyme Adacemy presents Lennart Anderson retrospective

“Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective” opens at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery — Lyme Academy of Fine Arts on Friday, Jan. 14, and is on view through March 18.

Described by The New York Times as one of the “most prominent and admired painters to translate figurative art into a modern idiom,” Lennart Anderson was an American artist renowned for his mastery of tone, color and composition, and for a teaching career that deeply influenced future generations of painters.

Curated by Artistic Directors Amaya Gurpide and Jordan Sokol in collaboration with the artist’s estate and the New York Studio School, the Lyme Academy will be the second venue for this first major survey of the artist since his death in 2015. The exhibition brings together over 25 paintings and drawings from both public and private collections, including paintings from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, as well as from Anderson’s own gallery, Leigh Morse Fine Arts.

Newly selected works that emphasize the artist’s sensitivity to portraiture and the intimate relationships he formed with his subjects will be featured at the Lyme Academy.

The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue that pairs more than 50 full-color reproductions of Anderson’s work with essays by art historians Martica Sawin and Jennifer Samet and painters Susan J. Walp and Paul Resika. Catalogues will be available for purchase during the course of the exhibition.

The Chauncey-Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Entrance to the exhibition is free; donations welcome. Parking is free.

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