Stone Roberts: Street Scenes, Still Lifes, and Figures
Friday, October 9, 2015
Stone Roberts, Grand Central Terminal: An Early December Noon in the Main Concourse, 2009–2012, Oil on linen, 74 x 76 in., The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection
6 p.m., Artist Remarks
Free with Museum admission
Friday, October 9, 2015 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Roberts was born in Asheville, NC, where he was exposed to a wide range of art and music. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University where he studied under William Bailey (b. 1930) and Bernard Chaet (b. 1924). From there, he travelled to the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and to Rome working with John Moore (b. 1941) and Ronald Markman (b. 1931). Roberts’ inspiration comes from many sources—from the rich legacies of art history to contemporary culture. For Roberts, painting is a way to celebrate the sensuality of the world around us while finding resonances with art of the past and present.