Living Tradition: Students of R.H. Ives Gammell

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Living Tradition: Students of R.H. Ives Gammell

Published on March 30, 2022

A former president of the Guild of Boston Artists, Robert Hale Ives Gammell (1893-1981) is often credited with preserving the "Classical Realist" and Boston School traditions of painting in America. Paul Ingbretson and Thomas Dunlay, former students and current teachers of the Gammell method, both stress however, "He did not teach the realism of today but rather representational painting as practiced by the great masters of the past with a view to 'largeness of intention'."

Alongside two historic works by the late master, the show will include paintings by current Guild members including ARC Living Master Richard Whitney and head of the ARC Approved Atelier, Ingbretson Studio, Paul Ingbretson. Each painter in this exhibition creates with a deep knowledge of visual relationships, and each has left or continues to leave an indelible mark on the American tradition of representational painting, demonstrating R.H. Ives Gammell's purpose of teaching "the technical means of expressing [the artist's] reaction to what he sees."

The exhibition runs from April 2 - 30, 2022 at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116.

April 2, 2022 3-5pm: Opening Reception (free and open to the public. Please RSVP)

April 23, 2022 2pm: RH Ives Gammell: A Non-painter's Perspective - A Lecture with Elizabeth Ives Hunter (free and open to the public. Please RSVP to reserve a seat.)

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For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.