Peter and Carolyn will be speaking about the evolution of their work, their relationship to their atelier training, and the impact it has had on their work.
You can view the works of both Peter and Carolyn in the current exhibition, Memento Vivere on view in the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
Peter Van Dyck was born in Philadelphia in 1978. He studied painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy from 1998-2002. He returned to Philadelphia in 2002 to develop his work independently and began exhibiting in numerous group shows. In 2003 Peter began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where, in 2011 he became an Assistant Professor in the Certificate/BFA program. View Peter’s work on his website here.
Carolyn Pyfrom studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy from 1998 to 2002 and at Troy University in Alabama, where she completed majors in both studio art and mathematics, from 1990 to 1995. She also studied at Obirin University in Tokyo, from 1993 to 1994. View Carolyn’s work on her website here.
Carolyn has twice been a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2005, 2003), as well as grants from the Fleisher Art Memorial (2004), the American Society of Classical Realism (2001) and the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundations (2001). Pyfrom teaches courses in Life Painting, Life Drawing and Cast Drawing in the Certificate/BFA program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
This artist talk is made possible by the generous support of the Robert Lehman Foundation.
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