Legacy - A Tradition Lives On

April 3 - July 8, 2005
UMUC Arts Program Gallery
Lower Level
Inn and Conference Center
Adelphi, Maryland

Opening Reception
Sunday, April 3, 2005 1-4 p.m.

Legacy: A Tradition Lives On is an exhibition featuring the works of acclaimed Maryland artist Joseph Sheppard and 11 of Sheppard's former students: Nina Akamu, Nilda Maria Comas, Daniel Graves, Malcolm Harlow, Douglas Hoffman, Michael Molnar, James Earl Reid, Robert Seyffert, Mark Tennant, Evan Wilson, and David Zuccarini. 

The exhibition tells the story of the artistic legacy that began with Louis Anquetin (1861-1932), a French painter who devoted his career to recovering the lost knowledge, techniques, and materials of the old masters. Anquetin trained artist Jacques Maroger (1884-1962), who came to Maryland after World War II and taught the techniques of the old masters at the Maryland Institute of Art. 

Sheppard studied with Maroger, and, after Maroger's retirement, Sheppard taught Maroger's methods at the Maryland Institute for 15 years, passing the tradition on to the next generation of artists. Sheppard's former students-successful midcareer artists who work in the mediums of painting, lithography, and sculpture-represent the fourth generation of this artistic legacy.


This exhibition tells the story of a legacy handed down from teacher to student, through four generations of artists.