About the Class
Renoir is certainly not to everyone’s taste. Yet many contemporary artists find themselves gravitating to Renoir as a source of inspiration, marveling over his use of color and his bravado brushwork. Join us for a conversation with accomplished painter, printmaker, and author Bill Scott, who will offer his personal reflection on why Renoir resonates so deeply with fellow painters.
Capacity: 40 students
Scott studied painting at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later worked informally with abstract painter Joan Mitchell. In 2017, Rider University presented a 40-year survey of his paintings, pastels, watercolors, and prints.
Perthes is director of adult education at the Barnes. He has taught courses at the Barnes as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and West Chester and Villanova Universities. His scholarship focuses on American modernism and the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell.