This past Tuesday, April 21, 2015 I sat down and interviewed one of the artists whose work is on display in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery's current exhibit, Luminaries: Portraits from the GW Permanent Collection. His name is Robert Reitzfeld and both he and his wife Lucy have been long-time supporters of and donors to the gallery. Mr. Reitzfeld was born and raised in the Bronx in the '40s and was inspired by the work of cartoonists in newspapers and comic books from a young age. As he grew older, his education in art increased and his tastes became more sophisticated. Even so, he continues to combine elements from comics in his works today.
|"Untitled Fragment-(I Remember Liz)"|
I really enjoyed listening to Mr. Reitzfeld's anecdotes (especially the one where he was in a gallery with John Lennon and Yoko Ono!) and learning about the contemporary artists he is most intrigued by, including Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Tony Fitzpatrick, Brenda Goodman, and Duncan Hannah. It was a great pleasure getting to speak to this lovely man and artist and am looking forward to seeing his future artworks!
For more information on Robert Reitzfeld, check out his website: http://rtzfld.com
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