Artist Trivia: Peter Ralston

Who is this artist:  Born during the seventh month of the year, this artist grew up in the birthplace of a very well-known American painter currently featured in three exhibitions at the Farnsworth! (Hint! It is in Pennsylvania.) They studied briefly with an American landscape photographer and environmentalist becoming a photojournalist by profession. Later, during the eighth decade of the 20th century, they were […]
Peter Ralston, Betty, 1991, Iris print, Gift of John and Mary Ames in memory of Elizabeth B. Noyce, 1997.13 Rockwell Kent, Maine Coast Fairfield Porter, Beach Flowers #2 Joyce Tenneson, Robert Indiana, 2005

Artist Trivia: Eric Hopkins

Art Trivia: Who is this artist? An Aries, this artist is well known for depicting aerial views. A native of the Pine Tree State, they were born in this state’s Queen City. This artist studied at various colleges in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island earning their degree in 1976. Early in their career and while […]
Eric Hopkins, Spring Islands Marguerite Zorach, Eden, 1917, Wool hooked on burlap backed with linen, on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum in 2021 James Fitzgerald, Bendin' the Fors'l, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum

Artist Trivia: Vera Bock

Question:  This artist was born in Russia in the early years of the 20th century. During the Russian Revolution, their family escaped via a circuitous route to the United States. Trained in painting and drawing, the artist studied woodcut relief printmaking, manuscript illumination, printing, and photogravure in England with additional studies in art in Europe. […]
Vera Bock, From a selection of works by Vera Bock including archival materials, original artwork, proofs from the originals and illustrated books and book jackets, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum