About the members-only lecture on August 16th:
Working from prints for the collection of Drs. George and Sheryl Talbot as well as his own collection, Dr. Robert Bell will be discussing a general overview of Willard Clark's work as a Santa Fe printmaker and Clark's development of a unique visual vocabulary related to Santa Fe that begins with commercial work, which later was re-envisioned as fine art. Dr. Bell will also be discussing the development of Clark's magum opus - the Recuerdos de Santa Fe - with examples of the famous book on hand.
Dr. Robert Bell is a local eye surgeon, and one of the foremost collectors of etchings and fine art prints in the country. Dr. Bell befriended Willard Clark in his later years, and the majority of the prints by Clark in his collection were acquired directly from the artist. He has established a major Print Study Collection at Highland University, and he is a major benefactor of the Harwood Museum in Taos. Dr. Bell often speaks to standing room crowds on the history of printmaking at Argos Gallery, the Museum of New Mexico and other venues.