In Person: ARTalk with Dmitri Wave Wright - An Impressionist for All Seasons

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Dmitri Wave Wright is a contemporary painter who embraces an American Impressionist philosophy and uses a brilliant Fauvist-like palette. He teaches classes, conducts workshops, and has led tours in the U.S. and abroad. In this ARTalk Wright will give a brief overview of Impressionism as a radical art movement that began in Europe in the late 1880s—and captured light as it defined a moment in time. He will also talk about his artistic technique of which he states: “my brush flows through pigment and is rooted in the collective experience gathered during a lifetime of travels.” After his ARTalk there will be a short watercolor painting workshop from  3:15 to 4:45 in the adjoining Dayton Program Room. This workshop is limited to 15. First come, first served. Art materials will be provided.

Wright is both an artist and inspirational art instructor. His artwork is built upon the Impressionist masters, with roots in his classical training in the academy. His artwork is also influenced by Expressionist and Abstract painting styles.. As an American artist, Wright’s travels have taken him to paint and/or teach throughout the United States, visiting over a dozen National Parks. He has also traveled to Italy, France, Ireland, Austria, England, West Indies, Central, and South America, and China. 

Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historical Park, the only park in the U.S. dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence to instruct and lecture at the Greenwich Historical Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism. He now serves on the board of trustees of the museum. 

Wright’s work is housed in many museum and corporate collections including: Newark Museum, Brooklyn Museum, National Art Museum of Sport, Time Warner, Sloan Kettering, AT&T,  Pitney Bowes and Verizon. His artwork is also represented in many private collections throughout the East Coast and Asia. He has exhibited his artwork at the National Arts Club in NYC, Mattituck Museum, Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, New Canaan Library, Wilton Library CT, Ana Cara Gallery in Greenwich CT, Weir Farm National Historical Park NPS, Cos Cob Library and Greenwich Historical Society.




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