September 22, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Painter Joseph Ablow, artist in residence at Amherst College, will speak in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather) at the college on Thursday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. A reception will follow. The artist's talk marks the opening of "Joseph Ablow: A Retrospective," which will be on display in the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall from Oct. 2 until Nov. 2.

Ablow, represented by the Pucker Gallery in Boston (, was born in Salem, Mass. After receiving a B.A. from Bennington College and an A.M. degree from Harvard University, Ablow studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He continued his instruction in painting with Oskar Kokoschka and Ben Shahn, among others. In addition to his work as a painter, Ablow has been a professor at Boston University for 35 years and has written many academic articles on art in the 20th century.