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Meet the Artists – Working Class Images, with Robert Qualters
Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Robert Qualters: “I grew up in the Mon Valley cities of McKeesport and Clairton, graduating from Clairton H.S. In 1951, and was a freshman in Painting and Design at Carnegie Tech that same year. Since then, I’ve studied, taught,and lived in California and upstate New York, returning to teach at Pitt in 1968. I have exhibited my work consistently since then, and it is included in museum and private collections. I have been honored as Pittsburgh’s Artist of the Year in 1975, and received the Governor’s award as Pennsylvania Artist of the Year in 2014. The subjects of my paintings and prints have long been Pittsburgh, the Mon Valley and the experiences of life here.”
Richard Armstrong, Director of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, and former Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art said, “As a conjurer of life in 20th. Century industrial Pittsburgh, painter Robert Qualters has no peers. Qualters’s work stands as rich testimony to his long life of observation matched by great powers of evocation.”
Robert Qualters will be at the Bost Building on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 pm to discuss his work.