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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Rebecca Westcott at the National Portrait Gallery

Jim – pigment print, 38″ x 26″

Portraiture Now: Communities opens this Friday, Nov. 6 at The National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.) signaling the first time paintings by Rebecca Westcott have been on view since her sudden death at the age of 28 in 2004.  Westcott was a promising young portrait painter emerging from the Philadelphia arts scene. She was amongst the youngest recepients of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts, winning $50,000 to develop her craft, and had exhibited with Space 1026 (Philadelphia) and New Image Art (Los Angeles).  The new exhibit will feature 16 of her works, alongside fellow portriat artists, Rose Frantzen and Jim Torok.

To celebrate Westcott’s return to public view, Spector Projects have produced four new pigment prints from paintings on view in Portraiture Now. Each are an edition of 68, including the one seen here, featuring her husband and fellow artist, Jim Houser. Available here.

Posted by ATARMS | Filed in Artist Talk, Editions, Exhibition, Museums, Openings

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