Joe Ablow: A Life's Work
Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
September 6 - October 21
Opening Remarks Thursday, September 22, 4:30 p.m.
Robert T. Sweeney, Wm. R. Mead Professor of Art
Joseph Ablow (1928-2012) lived, painted and taught in the Boston area for most of his distinguished career. Initially he studied painting with Oskar Kokoschka and Ben Shahn, before attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and received degrees from Bennington College and Harvard University. Joseph Ablow was an extraordinary and prolific artist who exhibited actively. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections. Joseph Ablow was an influential teacher, having been a Professor of Art at Boston University for thirty-five years. In addition to his dedication to painting, he also published numerous articles on art in the twentieth century. He served as Artist in Residence at Amherst College in 1975–76, spring 1982 and fall 2003.