Mr. Golfinopoulos’ and Ms. Mitchell’s class is designed for the beginning as well as the experienced student. All approaches are welcome. Students may work in any medium and are encouraged to find the means most suited to their temperaments. A model is available for those who wish to work from life. The aim of the class is to develop self-reliance and the capacity to explore. The teachers are concerned with the individual direction of each student.
Peter Golfinopoulos studied at the Art Students League of New York and Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University for ten years. Mr. Golfinopoulos has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is represented in many museums and in private and corporate collections. He had a long association with the Charles Egan Gallery and later exhibited at the James Kronen Gallery and the Marian Goodman Gallery.
Donna Mitchell spent ten years in Paris attending art history lectures at the Sorbonne and painting and drawing classes at the Academy Julian. When she returned to New York she caught up with childhood friend James Kronen, later exhibiting at his gallery:
“Through Jimmy I enjoyed friendship with the witty, frighteningly intuitive Charles Egan, and the most kind, most generous Harvard Arnason. Between their combined insights and understandings—in addition to introducing me to artists whose ideas, and ways of working were new to me—my world expanded. I found myself squarely in the present.”
“Now I have the opportunity to share what I’ve been given.”