Visual Arts

Portrait artist Bob Anderson is organizing the artists of our class and will include their works here. All are welcome, whether you are a long standing professional or simply dabble in the arts and are proud of what you’ve created. If you’d like to be included, contact Bob.

Click on the representative image beside the artist’s name to visit his page on our site.

John H. Kohring
www.JohnKohring.com
John Kohring
John Kohring: “As an undergraduate, I took several studio art courses designed to teach students how to see accurately. After the arduous process of learning the rules, I became an abstract painter. I made large-scale gestural paintings for over thirty years. For the past ten years, I have concentrated on photography. My photographs show things that I encounter by chance on long walks in Minnesota, where I live. They tell simple and heartfelt stories about everyday life in early 21st century America.”

 

Lance Hidy
www.LanceHidy.com
Lance Hidy
Lance Hidy: “I began my work in illustration, book design, and typography during my sophomore year in the Jonathan Edwards College Press, and have never stopped. I also work half-time as a professor in graphic design and photography. Currently I’m involved in Universal Design for Learning at a community college, making education more accessible — especially for students with disabilities. My writings on design history, technique, and theory have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed books and journals. My wife Cindia Sanford and I live in Merrimac, Massachusetts.”

 

Robert A. Anderson
www.AndersonStudio.us
Anderson portrait of George W. Bush
Bob Anderson: “After our Yale graduation, I felt envious of classmates whose apparent sense of purpose and direction led them onto career paths that foretold happiness and prosperity. My impending three-and-a-half-year Navy commitment would surely leave me in the rear view mirrors of those with an insurmountable head start. Nearly 50 years later, a fascinating career as a portrait painter has made a little early wandering in the weeds well worth the wait.”

 

G. Gregory Gallico, III, MD Gallico
Greg Gallico: “My father, George G. Gallico, Jr., was an excellent artist and started me on the way as a youngster.

“All through grammar and high school I managed to begin the art side of my life at a local art school with my parents’ encouragement. The opportunities later to study art ‘on the side’ at Yale were excellent. Professor Dean Keller at the Yale Art and Arch School developed my main long-term interest in figure and portrait painting while biochemistry guided me toward my career.

“I was able to continue this interest nights at the Museum School in Boston while at Harvard Med during the day. Painting, drawing, print making, and sculpture courses were all available.

“In my residency and later staff position as a Plastic Surgeon at the Mass General Hosp, art and portraiture were helpful every day in informing patients of possible surgical changes.

“And so, ART has always been a ‘side-by-side’ companion in my life.”

 

George W. Bush
George Bush: “When we were at Yale, I’m pretty confident that not many of our classmates would have predicted I’d eventually become President. And I’m 100% certain that not a single one of us, including me, would have predicted I’d ever become an artist. Yet at the suggestion of Yale professor John Lewis Gaddis, in 2012 I read Winston Churchill’s essay, Painting as a Pastime. It inspired me to become an unlikely student of art and take up the pursuit. I’ve been painting ever since. The paintings shown here are just a few of the 98 wounded warriors featured in Portraits of Courage, my 2017 book. I painted these men and women as a way to honor their service to the country, show my respect for their sacrifice and courage, and call attention to the challenges they face when they come home and transition to civilian life. As I said in the book, I’m not sure whether the art holds up to critical eyes. (I recognize I’m no Bob Anderson.) What I am sure of is that each painting was done with a lot of care and respect.”