Dr. Stephen Smalley's HENRICUS VIII and Selections from Four Decades Gallery Exhibition
From March 14 -April 28, the Anderson Gallery will feature drawings and paintings by Dr. Stephen Smalley who has served Bridgewater State for fifty years. A gallery reception will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 4 - 8 pm.
His HENRICUS VIII Series and selections from four decades will feature his ongoing series which focuses on the legendary British monarch, Henry VIII, and playfully, most often in a miniature style, reimagines Holbein’s portraits of the king, a titanic and pivotal figure in England’s history. Augmenting the series will be a selected small survey of works from the 1970s - 2000s which include themes of personal biography, rock & roll, coastal Maine and travel. Over a hundred paintings and drawings are planned for the exhibition.
Smalley’ fascination with Henry VIII began around 2008 and has been nurtured through numerous travels to the UK, particularly London. Over the years, he has conducted art history study tours to London and served as a faculty associate for the Bridgewater at Oxford program.
He served as art department chair from 1972 - 1984 and retired from full-time teaching in 2005. For 20 summers he offered an art workshop for Bridgewater State on the Maine coast. As professor emeritus, he has offered honors art history colloquia for over thirty years and continues to serve as chair of the Emeriti Faculty Club since its inception in 2011.
Other teaching positions were with the Cambridge Public Schools, The Pennsylvania State University, Tyler School of Art / Temple University, Massachusetts College of Art and the American College in Paris. Smalley graduated from Massachusetts College of Art, State College at Boston, and The Pennsylvania State University.
Would you like to join us for the gallery reception?
In order to join us at the gallery reception, please visit alumni.bridgew.edu/art-exhibition-reception to register.