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C. Grimaldis Gallery Showcases Work and Life of Renowned Painter Grace Hartigan, Former Director of MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting, Through Jan. 9

Exhibition includes large-scale paintings and works on paper from throughout Hartigan's career

Posted 11.24.09 by MICA Media Relations

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Grace Hartigan, Greuze’s Woman in White

BALTIMORE--Former director of MICA's Hoffberger School of Painting and celebrated Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan, who died on Nov. 15, 2008, is honored in an exhibition at C. Grimaldis Gallery (523 N. Charles St. ). The show, titled Grace Hartigan: (1922-2008) A Life in Painting and on display through Saturday, Jan. 9, features some of her large-scale paintings as well as some works on paper from throughout her career, spanning more than 50 years.

An inspiration and mentor to thousands of MICA students, Hartigan was director of the Hoffberger School of Painting since its inception in 1965. At a 2008 screening of a film about her life and work, she remarked, "It isn't about me; it's about the paintings. And that's what's really important."

Hartigan joined the C. Grimaldis Gallery in 1979 where she had 18 solo exhibitions and was featured in numerous thematic and group shows.

For more information, visit the gallery's Web site here.

Photo caption: Grace Hartigan, Greuze's Woman in White, 2002, oil on linen, 60 x 48 inches.

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