A Conversation with Gary Israel on Dorothy Gillespie – VIRTUAL
Join Gary Israel on a virtual tour of Dorothy Gillespie’s upstate New York studio and learn about the evolution of her work, her role in advancing recognition for female artists, and the mission of the Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation to continue the artist’s passion to help young female artists in the United States and “to promote and enhance the cultural enrichment of the general public.” Gillespie, called “The Wizard of Art,” enjoyed an artistic career that spanned over 70 years before her death at 92 in 2012. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Art Students League in NYC. She is best known for her large-scale, highly colorful painted arrangements of cut aluminum strips.
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Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.