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Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective

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 (1928-2015) 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.

Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective

 The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective on January 14th 2022, on view until March 18th, 2022 at the Academy’s Chauncey Stillman Gallery.

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 20 paintings and drawings from both public and private collections, as well as from Anderson’s own gallery, Leigh Morse Fine Arts. In addition to several works featured at the exhibition’s opening at the New York Studio School, 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 fifty 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. Catalogs are available for purchase at the Lyme Academy’s art store, de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities.