Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The National Watercolor Society hosted the Merwin Altfeld Retrospective Show from January 15th through February 6th. The family of this former NWS President provided a collection of his work for display. Merwin passed away in 2007, but his joy for art was obvious with bold colors and whimsical uses of shapes. The variety of the show was fantastic.A great group gathered for the opening reception, including several members of Altfeld's family. His sister was an especially honored guest.
Other guests included artists Fealing Lin and Devorah Friedman, as well as NWS members and art collectors scouting the show.
The exhibit included Altfeld's characteristic boat paintings and figurative works in both color and ink. I was especially touched to see photos of the artist painting at various ages of his life.