New in Print
Drawings & Paintings
8.5 x 11 inches, 520 pages
published by authorHouse
“Whenever I begin a series I have a rough idea how the first piece will look but none at all about the last, years later, down the road. When a series loses its will to accommodate new ideas I give it up and move on. The frontal portrait series lasted through eight years and several hundred works, until ‘81, but a few years ago, inspired by tattoos as personal narrative, I breathed new life into some long forgotten pieces from that series that struck me as needy… and ready for dramatic change.”
Drawings & Paintings is an exciting look at Abby Sangiamo’s lifelong journey through marks on paper and canvas with a variety of media. Abby studied under Josef Albers and graduated with his MFA from Yale University School of Art & Architecture in 1956. Shortly after graduation, he accepted a teaching position at Morgan State College. Abby moved on to teach at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in the early ’60s. He retired after 44 incredible years of mentoring students and chairing four departments at MICA; foundation, painting, drawing and general fine arts.
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