BLUE HILL, Maine – Little Deer Isle artist Ron Markman will show his artwork at the Blue Hill Public Library during the month of July. The show will consists of two types of drawings both done on paper with colored pencils, magic markers and ink site drawings done on site in varied locations around the world, including in Maine, and human comedy cartoon style drawings of people. The public is invited to a reception for the show from 5-7 p.m. Friday July 15, at the library.
Markman was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City and went to vocational art high school in Manhattan. He recalls getting interested in art when going with his friends to movies at the Museum of Modern Art and seeing artwork by Picasso, Matisse, and others on the walls. After high school he attended the Art Students League of New York where he studied under George Grosz. After serving in the Army during the Korean War he attended Yale University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts and studied under Joseph Albers. He also went to Rome, Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Markman says he is mostly a painter, doing what he calls large cartoons. He lives in Annapolis, MD and summers at his place in Little Deer Isle, where he has been coming for almost 50 years. Examples of his work can be viewed on his website at www.ronmarkman.com. For more information, call 374-5515.
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