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And Then, Face To Face, 70" x 64"

And Then, Face To Face

70" x 64"

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Apples and Olives (SOLD), 16" x 18"

Apples and Olives (SOLD)

16" x 18"

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Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music, 68" x 196"

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music

68" x 196"

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Backyards with Clotheslines, 26" x 50"

Backyards with Clotheslines

26" x 50"

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Band of Brothers , 30" x 58"

Band of Brothers 

30" x 58"

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Ben And Patrice In August, 82" x 52"

Ben And Patrice In August

82" x 52"

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Britomart, 84" x 78"

Britomart

84" x 78"

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Cake And Grapes, 24" x 30"

Cake And Grapes

24" x 30"

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Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon, 72" x 148"

Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon

72" x 148"

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Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise, 70" x 148"

Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise

70" x 148"

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Esther And Her Advisors, 54" x 48"

Esther And Her Advisors

54" x 48"

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Eurydice, 148" x 96"

Eurydice

148" x 96"

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Front Yard in April, 28" x 26"

Front Yard in April

28" x 26"

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Girl and Dog by the Sea, 24" x 30"

Girl and Dog by the Sea

24" x 30"

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Green Table with Limes, 30" x 35"

Green Table with Limes

30" x 35"

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Green Table with Persimmons, 24" x 30"

Green Table with Persimmons

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie, 20" x 18"

Jan's Cherry Pie

20" x 18"

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Jan's Cherry Pie I, 24" x 30"

Jan's Cherry Pie I

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie II, 24" x 30"

Jan's Cherry Pie II

24" x 30"

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Jan's Garden In July , 68" x 64"

Jan's Garden In July

68" x 64"

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Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight, 50" x 64"

Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight

50" x 64"

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Judgement Of Paris, 62" x 146"

Judgement Of Paris

62" x 146"

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Kiera With Broad Street, 34" x 32"

Kiera With Broad Street

34" x 32"

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Lilith And Adam In The Workshop, 80" x 130"

Lilith And Adam In The Workshop

80" x 130"

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Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses, 52" x 80"

Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses

52" x 80"

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Marcus In The Garage, 30" x 108"

Marcus In The Garage

30" x 108"

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Medusa On Lenfest Plaza (SOLD), 80" x 38"

Medusa On Lenfest Plaza (SOLD)

80" x 38"

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Patrice With Still Life, 44" x 48"

Patrice With Still Life

44" x 48"

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Phil And Courtney, 50" x 84"

Phil And Courtney

50" x 84"

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Phil And Courtney (Study) (SOLD), 10" x 16"

Phil And Courtney (Study) (SOLD)

10" x 16"

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Pictures At An Exhibition, 42" x 104"

Pictures At An Exhibition

42" x 104"

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Portrait Of Aaron In Summer, 24" x 24"

Portrait Of Aaron In Summer

24" x 24"

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Portrait Of Aaron Traister, 16" x 18"

Portrait Of Aaron Traister

16" x 18"

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Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt

30" x 24"

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Portrait of Bill Scott (SOLD), 35" x 29"

Portrait of Bill Scott (SOLD)

35" x 29"

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Portrait Of Carol, 26" x 20"

Portrait Of Carol

26" x 20"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, I, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Carolyn, I

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, II, 24" x 30"

Portrait Of Carolyn, II

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Dave In Red, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Dave In Red

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Dave With Reflection, 50" x 46"

Portrait Of Dave With Reflection

50" x 46"

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Portrait Of Eva, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Eva

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Gabrielle, 24" x 30"

Portrait Of Gabrielle

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Jan Baltzell (SOLD), 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Jan Baltzell (SOLD)

30" x 24"

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Portrait of Katie In Denim, 24" x 30"

Portrait of Katie In Denim

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Katie With Mirror, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Katie With Mirror

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Keira

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira In Apricot , 44" x 29.5"

Portrait Of Keira In Apricot 

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Keira In Summer, 36" x 34"

Portrait Of Keira In Summer

36" x 34"

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Portrait of Marcus, 30" x 26"

Portrait of Marcus

30" x 26"

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Portrait Of Marcus, 38" x 42"

Portrait Of Marcus

38" x 42"

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Portrait Of Medusa, 30" x 44"

Portrait Of Medusa

30" x 44"

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Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs, 24" x 30"

Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket, 44" x 29.5"

Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Patrice In Furs, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Patrice In Furs

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings, 28" x 26"

Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings

28" x 26"

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Portrait Of Rebecca Segall, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Rebecca Segall

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Rosey, 64" x 58"

Portrait Of Rosey

64" x 58"

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Quinn and Natasha, 46" x 86"

Quinn and Natasha

46" x 86"

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Red Tulips on the Porch, 22" x 20"

Red Tulips on the Porch

22" x 20"

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Roses On Pensdale (SOLD), 30" x 28"

Roses On Pensdale (SOLD)

30" x 28"

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Still Life With Cookies, 24" x 30"

Still Life With Cookies

24" x 30"

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Still Life With Split Pomegranate, 30" x 24"

Still Life With Split Pomegranate

30" x 24"

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Taking The Pose, 64" x 52"

Taking The Pose

64" x 52"

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The Cake That Survives Its Eating, 34" x 62"

The Cake That Survives Its Eating

34" x 62"

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The Graces Survey the City (HOLD), 66" x 96"

The Graces Survey the City (HOLD)

66" x 96"

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The Porch In May, 30" x 48"

The Porch In May

30" x 48"

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Tom And Patrice In July, 66" x 72"

Tom And Patrice In July

66" x 72"

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And Then, Face To Face, 70" x 64"

And Then, Face To Face

70" x 64"

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Apples and Olives (SOLD), 16" x 18"

Apples and Olives (SOLD)

16" x 18"

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Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music, 68" x 196"

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music

68" x 196"

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Backyards with Clotheslines, 26" x 50"

Backyards with Clotheslines

26" x 50"

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Band of Brothers , 30" x 58"

Band of Brothers 

30" x 58"

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Ben And Patrice In August, 82" x 52"

Ben And Patrice In August

82" x 52"

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Britomart, 84" x 78"

Britomart

84" x 78"

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Cake And Grapes, 24" x 30"

Cake And Grapes

24" x 30"

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Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon, 72" x 148"

Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon

72" x 148"

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Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise, 70" x 148"

Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise

70" x 148"

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Esther And Her Advisors, 54" x 48"

Esther And Her Advisors

54" x 48"

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Eurydice, 148" x 96"

Eurydice

148" x 96"

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Front Yard in April, 28" x 26"

Front Yard in April

28" x 26"

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Girl and Dog by the Sea, 24" x 30"

Girl and Dog by the Sea

24" x 30"

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Green Table with Limes, 30" x 35"

Green Table with Limes

30" x 35"

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Green Table with Persimmons, 24" x 30"

Green Table with Persimmons

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie, 20" x 18"

Jan's Cherry Pie

20" x 18"

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Jan's Cherry Pie I, 24" x 30"

Jan's Cherry Pie I

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie II, 24" x 30"

Jan's Cherry Pie II

24" x 30"

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Jan's Garden In July , 68" x 64"

Jan's Garden In July

68" x 64"

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Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight, 50" x 64"

Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight

50" x 64"

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Judgement Of Paris, 62" x 146"

Judgement Of Paris

62" x 146"

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Kiera With Broad Street, 34" x 32"

Kiera With Broad Street

34" x 32"

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Lilith And Adam In The Workshop, 80" x 130"

Lilith And Adam In The Workshop

80" x 130"

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Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses, 52" x 80"

Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses

52" x 80"

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Marcus In The Garage, 30" x 108"

Marcus In The Garage

30" x 108"

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Medusa On Lenfest Plaza (SOLD), 80" x 38"

Medusa On Lenfest Plaza (SOLD)

80" x 38"

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Patrice With Still Life, 44" x 48"

Patrice With Still Life

44" x 48"

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Phil And Courtney, 50" x 84"

Phil And Courtney

50" x 84"

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Phil And Courtney (Study) (SOLD), 10" x 16"

Phil And Courtney (Study) (SOLD)

10" x 16"

Oil On Linen

Pictures At An Exhibition, 42" x 104"

Pictures At An Exhibition

42" x 104"

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Portrait Of Aaron In Summer, 24" x 24"

Portrait Of Aaron In Summer

24" x 24"

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Portrait Of Aaron Traister, 16" x 18"

Portrait Of Aaron Traister

16" x 18"

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Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt

30" x 24"

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Portrait of Bill Scott (SOLD), 35" x 29"

Portrait of Bill Scott (SOLD)

35" x 29"

Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carol, 26" x 20"

Portrait Of Carol

26" x 20"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, I, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Carolyn, I

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, II, 24" x 30"

Portrait Of Carolyn, II

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Dave In Red, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Dave In Red

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Dave With Reflection, 50" x 46"

Portrait Of Dave With Reflection

50" x 46"

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Portrait Of Eva, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Eva

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Gabrielle, 24" x 30"

Portrait Of Gabrielle

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Jan Baltzell (SOLD), 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Jan Baltzell (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Portrait of Katie In Denim, 24" x 30"

Portrait of Katie In Denim

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Katie With Mirror, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Katie With Mirror

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Keira

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira In Apricot , 44" x 29.5"

Portrait Of Keira In Apricot 

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Keira In Summer, 36" x 34"

Portrait Of Keira In Summer

36" x 34"

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Portrait of Marcus, 30" x 26"

Portrait of Marcus

30" x 26"

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Portrait Of Marcus, 38" x 42"

Portrait Of Marcus

38" x 42"

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Portrait Of Medusa, 30" x 44"

Portrait Of Medusa

30" x 44"

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Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs, 24" x 30"

Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket, 44" x 29.5"

Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Patrice In Furs, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Patrice In Furs

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings, 28" x 26"

Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings

28" x 26"

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Portrait Of Rebecca Segall, 30" x 24"

Portrait Of Rebecca Segall

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Rosey, 64" x 58"

Portrait Of Rosey

64" x 58"

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Quinn and Natasha, 46" x 86"

Quinn and Natasha

46" x 86"

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Red Tulips on the Porch, 22" x 20"

Red Tulips on the Porch

22" x 20"

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Roses On Pensdale (SOLD), 30" x 28"

Roses On Pensdale (SOLD)

30" x 28"

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Still Life With Cookies, 24" x 30"

Still Life With Cookies

24" x 30"

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Still Life With Split Pomegranate, 30" x 24"

Still Life With Split Pomegranate

30" x 24"

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Taking The Pose, 64" x 52"

Taking The Pose

64" x 52"

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The Cake That Survives Its Eating, 34" x 62"

The Cake That Survives Its Eating

34" x 62"

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The Graces Survey the City (HOLD), 66" x 96"

The Graces Survey the City (HOLD)

66" x 96"

Oil On Linen

The Porch In May, 30" x 48"

The Porch In May

30" x 48"

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Tom And Patrice In July, 66" x 72"

Tom And Patrice In July

66" x 72"

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"Since coming to Philadelphia, I've found subject matter in the city's neighborhoods. In 2004, I began painting intensively from views offered by the Hamilton Building (of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts), and then within classrooms and the museum cast hall itself."

The Porch at 252 Pensdale, 38" x 54", Oil On Linen

The Porch at 252 Pensdale, 38" x 54", Oil On Linen

"All the while, students, models and friends entered these paintings as actors in domestic dramas and mythic pageants. People appear in my pictures as specific likeness and I'm not sure whether to describe myself as a figure painter, a portraitist, a cityscape painter or a creator of visual narratives."

- Scott Noel

Jan's Garden in July, 68" x 64", Oil on canvas

Jan's Garden in July, 68" x 64", Oil on canvas

Scott Noel began teaching and exhibiting in Philadelphia in 1980, after completing undergraduate study at Washington University in Saint Louis in 1978. Since that time he has mounted over 30 solo exhibitions at galleries, universities and museums as well as many group shows. Solo shows have appeared at the State Museum in Harrisburg, the University of Virginia, the Bowery Gallery, the Painting Center and fifteen exhibitions at the More Gallery, Mangel Art Gallery and Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. 

Noel has curated exhibitions for museums, including The Evidence of the Senses at the Woodmere Art Museum in 1990 and Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Edwin Dickinson in Contemporary American Painting at PAFA in 2002. He has also written catalog essays for peers and forbears, including Lennart Anderson, Larry Day, Rose Naftulin and Sangram Majumdar. Noel's paintings are included in numerous private, public and corporate collections. He has received grants from the Bader Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation as well as a fellowship to the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His work has been reviewed in Arts and Art in America and he has twice been profiled in American Artist.

Noel teaches figure drawing and painting in the Certificate/BFA and MFA programs and is a critic in the MFA program. (Courtesy of www.pafa.org)

Britomart, 84" x 78", Oil On Linen

Britomart, 84" x 78", Oil On Linen

Scott Noel in his studio pictured in front of Persephone’s Departure.
(Courtesy Josiah King)

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Scott Noel in his studio pictured in front of Persephone’s Departure.
(Courtesy Josiah King)

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A DURABLY BEAUTIFUL WORLD: THE PROCESS AND VISION OF SCOTT NOEL

By Josiah King 

2018

Upon arrival at Scott Noel’s studio space at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, I was struck by the abundance of richly painted, large-scale canvases leaning against the walls. Noel, who has been working in Philadelphia since 1978, is a prolific painter of the still-life, figure, and landscape. The artist engages in the making of images through observing his subjects directly. Many of his paintings consist of constructed narratives, in which figures are engaged in roles reminiscent of ancient mythologies. I spoke with Noel about his process and mode of thinking as he was preparing for the opening of Philadelphia, a show of his work at Gross McCleaf Gallery in April, 2016.

 

Ben And Patrice In August, 82" x 52", Oil On Canvas

Ben And Patrice In August, 82" x 52", Oil On Canvas

Studio As Setting

by Ephraim Rubenstein

In Scott Noel's Studying the Studio, the artist's workspace opens up before you, filled with light and air. As your eye strolls around, you sense every foot of available space in the studio. You feel how, as you enter, you must be careful to avoid the space heater and to walk around the table arranged with pots. Once inside the studio, you might move over to the right wall to examine a painting that has caught your eye, before you settle finally into the armcharis in the corner. While resting comfortably in the chair, you can stare out into the expansive cityscape, a reminder that space coninues to unfold infinitely beyond the studio's windows and that it is deeply pleasurable to have it more intimately contained in the artist's studio.

While some artists confine themselves to working in one or two genres, Noel paints in every conceivable form - interior, cityscape, still life, figure, portraiture, and narrative painting. Noel's eye is voracious, his aesthetic ambition high. If one of his life's projects has been to paint in all of these genres, another has been to combine them in such unexpected ways as to baffle the viewer's basic preconceptions about these categories. And the place that he uses as the visual staging ground for these uncanny admixtures is the studio. 

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