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DuMond’s Prismatic Palette in Practice

August 11, 2021
6:00 pm
Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Date/Time Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a virtual discussion about the concept and practice of Frank Vincent DuMond’s Prismatic palette method of pre-mixing color strings for painting. This event is held in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition The Prismatic Palette: Frank Vincent DuMond and His Students. In conversation with Tanya Pohrt, Lyman Allyn curator of the exhibition, artists Rebecca Leer and Sarah Pike will explain and demonstrate the basic ideas of the prismatic palette and will compare their approaches to using and teaching the method. Rebecca Leer teaches at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, New Jersey, which reflects the teaching of DuMond student Arthur Maynard. Sarah Pike, great-granddaughter of Frank Vincent DuMond, studied with DuMond student Francis Weston Hoyt in plein air practice in New Hampshire.
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About the Speakers After working as an editorial illustrator for twenty years, Rebecca J. Leer devoted herself to fine art oil painting. She has received awards and honors for both her paintings and illustrations from Oil Painters of America, Hudson Valley Artists Association and The Society of Illustrators of New York to name a few. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia, and she won the Land of Enchantment Book Award. She teaches oil painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute, where she first was taught to use the prismatic palette developed by Frank Vincent DuMond.

Sarah Pike is a painter and printmaker whose work explores the natural world. Pike received her MFA from the Pennsylvanian Academy of the Fine Arts.  She has been an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium and Steindruck München in Munich, and has printed with the master printers at Keystone Editions in Berlin, Stein_Werk in Leipzig, and Steindruckerei of Ernst and Erika Hanke in Switzerland.  Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in North America and Europe.  Pike has taught studio art at the Community College of Vermont and printmaking at Bennington College. Pike currently owns a laser cutting studio, FreeFall Laser, where she collaborates with artists on custom laser cutting projects.
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