Bo Bartlett

Oct 26

Something about #OWS reminds me of Harvey Dinnerstein’s painting ‘The Parade’ (from 1972) which was inspired by protests he’d witnessed in the 1960’s. In 1976, I visited Dinnerstein in his studio on the top floor of his Brooklyn brownstone. This painting hung in his dining room then. Harvey was born in 1928. He studied with Moses Soyer. He taught at SVA and the National Academy of Design. In the mid fifties he travelled South to record in drawing scenes from the Civil Rights movement. He is a kind and gentle man, a great painter and a great inspiration. I appreciate Harvey immensely for showing us how to be true to our convictions and how to live an artists life.

(images from Matthew Innis’ @innisart blog)

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