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Watching Thinking: Self-Reflection and the Study of Process in Drawing, Journaling, Printmaking, and Curating

February 25 at 12:10 and 1:10
West Building Lecture Hall
Charles Ritchie, artist and associate curator, departments of modern prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art

As an artist who has worked behind the scenes with the prints and drawings collections of the National Gallery of Art for 35 years, associate curator Charles Ritchie relishes his unique vantage point for watching artists think. He has an intimate view of everything from the sketching, erasing, and refining at the core of drawing, to studying the sequences of proof impressions that record the development of a print. Ritchie will share how his own drawing, journal keeping, and printmaking have been influenced by what he’s learned.

Photograph of the artist in his studio at the window where he has been working since 1985. Image courtesy of Charles Ritchie.

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