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Wessel’s Work Celebrated in Article, Exhibition
A feature article on Wessel’s work, titled “Using Egg Tempera & Gold Leaf to Achieve Renaissance Luminosity,” appears in the July/August issue of American Artist magazine. In addition, Wessel is having a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in Evansville, Ind., and he will be in residence at the museum in July.
American Artist Magazine Article
A detail of Wessel’s egg tempera portrait of his daughter, Kerri (a Hartford Art School graduate), is featured on the cover of the July/August issue of American Artist magazine, and the article within details the step-by-step production of his new tempera painting, Becca (Sundial). The model for the painting is Rebecca Solow, a 2006 graduate of the Hartford Art School.
Wessel is an authority on egg tempera painting, a medium that dates back to the Renaissance. He is widely recognized for his efforts to revitalize this traditional process, which is characterized by exceptionally crisp, luminous paintings.
Wessel’s meticulous technique is described in the American Artist article, which can be found online at http://myamericanartist.com.
The exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science features 40 pieces of Wessel’s work and has an accompanying exhibition catalogue. The exhibition began earlier this month and will continue through July 30. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 8, at 6 p.m.
Wessel was selected as the museum’s 2006 Martha and Merritt deJong Foundation Artist-in-Residence. He will be in residence at the museum from July 10 -14.
You can read more about Wessel’s exhibition and residency at the Evansville Museum website.