Stanley Lewis - Landscape Painting Workshop

Stanley Lewis - Landscape Painting Workshop

3,750.00

July 15 - August 4, 2019

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about the retreat

Renowned American painter, Stanley Lewis, will lead a 3-week landscape painting workshop, culminating in an exhibition. Participants will work directly in town and from the spectacular landscapes surrounding Monte Castello, in this observational painting workshop. The session will include evening lectures by Stanley and other noteworthy contemporary painters, participating in the session as Visiting Artists. The workshop will be supplemented by weekly day-trips to Rome, Florence, and Orvieto in order to incorporate discussions on some of greatest masterworks in the history of Italian Art.

Registration forms and payment in full by April 15.
For other information, contact us.

Accommodations

  • Instruction

  • Model fees

  • Day trips to Rome, Florence and Orvieto

  • Double occupancy accommodation (Private apartments are available at an additional fee)

  • Three chef-catered meals per day in Monte Castello

  • Studio work space

  • Transportation to and from Rome Fiumicino airport

  • Access to the facilities of the ICA and the assistance of 24/7 on-site bilingual support staff

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About the Instructor

Stanley Lewis (born 1941) is an artist, art teacher, and musician. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received both a BFA and an MFA from the Yale School of Art.  He is currently represented by the Betty Cuningham Gallery and his work was represented in three exhibitions at Salander O’Reilly Galleries in New York City.  Recent group exhibitions in 2009 include the American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational; Haverford College, and Gross-McCleaf Gallery, PA.”  He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Altman Prize, a Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Award from the National Academy of Design, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. He was also a Danforth Fellow.

Lewis taught at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1969 to 1986, at American University, and currently teaches part-time at the New York Studio School.  In addition, he has taught at Smith College and the Parsons School of Design. He was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College. There was a major retrospective of Lewis’ work at the American University Museum in 2007.

In a 2011 review in The Brooklyn Rail of Lewis’s recent work, Ben La Rocco writes, “Lewis’s paintings are questions. How can paint address the quality of light and presence of a place so as to rival the experience of the place itself?”  Critic, John Yau writes: The unruliness of Stanley’s Lewis’s approach to painting and drawing matches the disorder of the world he depicts. His scarred, textured paintings and layered drawings exist somewhere between the stitched-together body of Frankenstein’s monster and Piet Mondrian’s precisely sectioned, asymmetrically divided squares… Chaim Soutine meets Nicholas Poussin in a backyard of rural Massachusetts…  Shunning all signs of fashion and trendiness, Lewis’s fervor for the quotidian is one of the great accomplishments in contemporary painting.”

Required forms

All ICA participants, whether coming independently, with a group or through a college / university, must provide the following completed forms and information to icart.info@gmail.com at least 2 weeks prior to attending their program. For detailed information and to download the required forms, please visit our Guides and Forms page.

Emergency Contact & Medical Information
Liability Waiver
Proof of Insurance / Travel Insurance
Itinerary and Passport

Lewis taught at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1969 to 1986, at American University, and currently teaches part-time at the New York Studio School.  In addition, he has taught at Smith College and the Parsons School of Design. He was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College. There was a major retrospective of Lewis’ work at the American University Museum in 2007.

In a 2011 review in The Brooklyn Rail of Lewis’s recent work, Ben La Rocco writes, “Lewis’s paintings are questions. How can paint address the quality of light and presence of a place so as to rival the experience of the place itself?”  Critic, John Yau writes: The unruliness of Stanley’s Lewis’s approach to painting and drawing matches the disorder of the world he depicts. His scarred, textured paintings and layered drawings exist somewhere between the stitched-together body of Frankenstein’s monster and Piet Mondrian’s precisely sectioned, asymmetrically divided squares… Chaim Soutine meets Nicholas Poussin in a backyard of rural Massachusetts…  Shunning all signs of fashion and trendiness, Lewis’s fervor for the quotidian is one of the great accomplishments in contemporary painting.”