Friday, May 17, 2013

Alan Larkin


“Drinking the new spring wine” © Alan Larkin
Name: Alan Larkin
Bio:   Alan Larkin received his B.A. in art from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota in 1975 and his M.F.A. in printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University in 1977. He has been teaching drawing and printmaking for the last 31 years at Indiana University South Bend. Alan spent the first 13 years of his time at IU South Bend working almost exclusively in the area of printmaking, particularly lithography. In 1991 he began to focus more on pastel drawing and oil painting.
He has won numerous prizes in regional and national competitions for his artwork including the Great Lakes Pastel Society Award at the 29th Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America in 1999 and the Best of Show award at the 75th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit in Indianapolis. His works are in numerous private collections including the corporate collections of Pillsbury, NIPSCO, and Lincoln Life Insurance Companies. He is represented by the Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the Spurious Fugitive Gallery in South Bend. Articles have been written about him in both American Artist Magazine and the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel; Oil; Lithography
Subjects: Portraits; Figurative.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Navigation is straightforward. There is no content in the About the Artist link, other than the 2009 promise of “coming soon”. How hard can it be to cut and paste something from Google and save one (me!) the search?
Gallery: Complexities (One pastel); Contemplations (medium not mentioned); Dressing up (13 pastels); Games (8 pastels); Illuminations (2 pastels); Interludes (Oils only); Interventions (3 pastels); Myths and Metamorphoses (5 pastels); Premonitions (lithographs); Reveries (4 acknowledged pastels); The Small World (medium undeclared).
Image View:  Thumbnails enlarge in Flash viewer; information is generally (not always) provided on medium and dimension. Download is not possible.  Drinking the new spring wine is 20 ins square.
Demo/Blog: No. 

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