Artist, Writer and Curator Timothy Hyman to Discuss Figuration with Otis Painting Class


Painting the Family

Timothy Hyman is a figurative painter, Royal Academician, writer, curator, lecturer and recognized authority on Sienese painting and the work of Pierre Bonnard. He has published acclaimed monographs on both subjects. Mr. Hyman has written extensively on art and film, is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and has curated exhibitions at the Tate, ICA and Hayward galleries. Mr. Hyman will be talking via internet with students in Marjan Hormozi’s Representational Painting: The Image, Concept and Craft of Figurative painting course this Saturday, November 14th at 10 a.m. in Room 219 at the Galef Fine Arts Center.
The artist/writer will be talking to the students about modern figurative painting referencing the work of figurative painters both contemporary and from the past.
Hyman is a portraitist, but is probably best known for his narrative renditions of London. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Beckmann and Hopper, he explores his personal relationship, both real and mythological, with the city where he lives and works. He employs vivid colors, shifting scale and perspectives to create visionary works. Hyman studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1963-1967) and has exhibited widely in the UK, Italy and India and won the National Portrait Gallery Travel Award in 2007.