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Visiting Artist - Alan Feltus

The department is thrilled to announce that internationally renowned painter, Alan Feltus will be visiting USC from Italy as part of his U.S. tour next month.  He will be in the United States for a solo exhibition of his work at Forum Gallery in New York, and through the generous support of the Art Department and the College of Arts and Sciences, he has kindly agreed to visit USC on October 3-6 for a lecture on his work and for critique's with students. Professor Feltus will present his lecture on Friday, October 5 in McMaster #214 from 5:30 - 7:00.  We hope all of you can take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet this distinguished artist.  

Alan Feltus was born in Washington, DC. in 1943 and grew up mainly in Manhattan and in Rome, Italy. He attended the Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and Cooper Union in NY (BFA '66) and did his graduate studies at Yale (MFA '68).  He is the recipient of a Rome Prize (American Academy in Rome '70-72), a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Benjamin Altman Prize, the Raymond P.R. Neilson Prize, the Thomas B. Clarke Prize, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in Painting, and an NEH fellowship among other prizes and honors. He taught at American University in Washington for twelve years, and recently as a Visiting Artist/Critic at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art).  In 1984 he gave up full time teaching in order to paint full time at his home and studio in Italy in the quiet hills near Assisi, together with his wife, painter Lani Irwin, and their his two sons, Tobias and Joseph. 

Feltus has been represented by Forum Gallery in NY since the mid 1970s where he has had numerous one person shows. He has also had one person shows at private galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boca Raton, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington, and Wellfleet and has had solo museum exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Huntington Museum of Art in WV, and the Wichita Art Museum. His work can be seen at: www.alanfeltus.com

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