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Mastering Tradition: An Artist Awakening Through Practicing the Past

March 11 at 12:10 and 1:10
West Building Lecture Hall
Bruce I. Campbell, artist and copyist at the National Gallery of Art, in conversation with Alexandra Libby, assistant curator, department of northern baroque painting, National Gallery of Art

Bruce Campbell is one of the longest continuous copyists at the National Gallery of Art, with more than two decades and over two dozen completed works. Campbell's master replicas focus on the High Renaissance, the baroque, and the Hudson River School, to name a few. Bruce Campbell and Alexandra Libby will discuss this age-old exercise and study, as well as link his experiences to those engaged in this longstanding practice.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

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