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Gunn Memorial Museum Presents Through the Eyes of Robert Andrew Parker

The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum presents Through the Eyes of Robert Andrew Parker on view through Saturday February 19, 2011.

Oil paintings on wood panel from his travels in Spain and Ireland, still lives in oil, and hand colored etchings are examples of Robert Andrew Parker’s incredible diversity. He has also reinterpreted the alphabet from “A for Acrobat” to “Z for Zeppelin.” All twenty-six letters of the alphabet have been illustrated and are on display in this show. Robert Andrew Parker was born in Norfolk, VA. He studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and Atelier 17 in New York City. He taught at Skowhegan, The School of Visual Arts in New York City and Gerit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. His paintings are in many public collections: Brooklyn Museum, Dublin Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney just to name a few! Mr. Parker is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 46th annual Purchase Exhibition, Institute of Arts and Letters, Rosenthal Foundation Grant, National Academy of Design, Ranger Fund Purchase Prize and is a Guggenheim Fellow He is currently a resident of West Cornwall.

The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing free public library services to Washington, Connecticut and the surrounding communities. It is dedicated to the promotion of literacy, education, and preservation of the Town’s history and culture, via the Gunn Historical Museum.

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Gunn Historical Museum
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P.O. Box 1273
Washington, CT 06793
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