January 22, 2013

C.F. Payne - Joseloff Gallery and Exhibition

From January 22nd to February 24th, C.F. Payne's work will be on display at the Joseloff Gallery (part of the Hartford Art School) along with illustrator Peter McCarty. Don't miss the opening night and lecture on February 8th. 

From the Joseloff Gallery website:

The University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School is proud to present the exhibitionMcCarty & Payne, an exhibition featuring the work two distinguished illustrator, in the gallery from January 22 through February 24, 2013.
McCarty & Payne will showcase the work of the 2012/2013 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the illustration department at the Hartford Art School: Peter McCarty and C. F. Payne.

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts was established at the Hartford Art School in 1988 for the purpose of bringing in artists of international reputation as faculty of the art school. The chair is rotated among departments, with individuals teaching either a semester or academic year.  One of the few endowed chairs in the visual arts, it has become an important part of the school. Students have the opportunity to learn directly from artists whose work is chronicled in contemporary art history.

Upon entering the gallery, you will see an assortment of C. F. Payne’s bright, playful portraits of well-known stars, political and sports figures.  48 of Payne’s illustrations will be on view including portraits of President Obama, Jack Nicholson, and Derek Jeter, which have appeared in TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, and others.  Continuing into the back section of the gallery, you will find the sweet, subtle, book illustration of Peter McCarty.  35 of McCarty’s illustrations will be on display, including work from Caldecott Honor Book Hondo and Fabian, and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Henry in Love (both books written and illustrated by McCarty).  In-process work by both artists will also be on display showing the behind-the-scenes steps taken while creating these delightful works of art.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a public lecture, including both of the artists in the show, held on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium, directly followed by a public reception in the Joseloff Gallery from 5-7 p.m.
McCarty & Payne was organized and curated by Lisa Gaumond, managing director of the Joseloff Gallery.  This exhibition was made possible, in part, through the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts endowment at the Hartford Art School.


C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time MagazineReaders Digest,Sports IllustratedThe New York Times Book Review and Sunday MagazineMAD Magazineder SpiegelU.S. News and World ReportThe Atlantic MonthlyTexas MonthlyBoys Life and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers. He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, written by John Lithgow.
His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design and numerous college and university galleries.

Peter McCarty’s own experience as the middle child growing up in a large family inspired Chloe. He has written and illustrated several books for children, including Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, in which Chloe makes her debut. He is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes;T is for TerribleLittle Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter lives with his wife and their two bunnies in Clinton Corners, New York.

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