Will St. John winner of the 2011 Alma Schapiro Prize will give a lecture this Friday, October 19th on Learning from the Old Masters in Rome. The fellowship inspired Will to extend his stay in Europe studying and copying paintings at museums including:
Rome: The Corsini Palace, Capitoline, Villa Borghese
Florence: Accademia Gallery, The Pitti Palace, The Medici Chapel in the Basilica of San Lorenzo
Naples: Capodimonte Museum
Paris: The Louvre
The paintings he copied include two by Caravaggio of St. John the Baptist, Judith by Allori and Titian's The Entombment.
The reception is at 6:30pm and the lecture starts at 7pm. Both are held in the Library of the General Society on the first floor at 20 West 44th Street. The lecture is free to current GCA students. To RSVP please call the reservations line at 212-730-9646 ext.109.
Will is an alum of the Water Street Atelier and currently teaches our Structure Drawing class with fellow Water Street Atelier alum, Colleen Barry.
The deadline for the 2013 Alma Schapiro Prize is fast approaching on November 1st! This three-month fellowship affiliated with The American Academy in Rome is for painters and sculptors with a commitment to the classical tradition and its contemporary practice. The proposed three-month stay must begin between September 2013 and March 2014 and conclude no later than May 31, 2014. To apply you must be a US citizen over the age of 21.
Be sure to stop by the Beaux Arts Atelier Exhibition/Open House also on Friday from 6-8pm on the 3rd floor. Work by current students, alumni and faculty as well as from the permanent collection of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art will be on view.