Don MacCrimmon

Active years: 1995 - 0000
Madison, WI
: Oil & Acrylic, Intaglio, Pen & Ink,
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As a youngster I attended drawing classes at the School of the Art Institute. My teacher there was Emmanuel Jacobsen, a man who taught youngsters how to draw from live draped models.

After matriculation from the University of Illinois, I became a graphic designer, and then for more than twenty years I taught in the City Colleges of Chicago – developing a set of series courses in graphic design. After retirement I resumed drawing and painting.

I hope to please viewers of my art – the upshot of a long lifetime. Quotinng Isaiah Berlin :

“ . . . before the artist created a work of art, it does not exist, it is not anywhere. There is no copying, there is no adaptation, there is no learning of the rules, there is no external check, there is no structure you must understand and adapt yourself to before you can proceed . . . ,” from Berlin. The Roots of Romanticism. 1999, Princeton University Press, Chapter 6 : ‘The Lasting Effects’.

Fine art by Don MacCrimmon