September 5, 2008 - January 5, 2009
Alexandria Artist Exhibits at Washington and Lee University
The McCarthy Gallery in Holecamp Hall will feature the internationally known painter Tania Karpowitz. Ms. Karpowitz’ paintings have appeared in galleries and museums in Madrid, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. One of her paintings hangs permanently in Philadelphia’s Borowsky Gallery, while many are in private collections. She has done a number of portrait commissions as well.
Ms. Karpowitz’ exhibition, “From Life,” features portraits and still lifes. The show’s title underlines this artist’s commitment to working directly with her subjects, whom she comes to know more fully through a series of intensely interactive sittings. Her portraits are notable for their sharp analysis of character and their deep compassion. Some of Ms. Karpowitz’ images can be viewed at her Web site, taniakarpowitz.com.
Ms. Karpowitz earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts. After painting for two years in Rome, she returned to the U.S. to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree at Indiana University, where she studied with painters Robert Barnes and Barry Gealt. She then went to Madrid for two years on a Fulbright grant.
Ms .Karpowitz has taught painting and drawing at Moore College of Art and Design, Montgomery College, and the Washington Studio School. She currently teaches at the Art League School of Alexandria and offers private classes in her studio.
“From Life” will run from September 5, 2008 to January 5, 2009 with the McCarthy Gallery being open from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. The public is invited to browse at their convenience.
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