Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Maestro Upstairs: The art and life of Frank Mason

"Art is the invisible rendered visible, wrought with love." Frank Mason
Upon my return from a month long stay in Europe, I was sad to hear of the passing of Frank Mason, artist, teacher and champion for traditional techniques, who led the movement to save Old Masters' paintings from damaging restoration.
I never studied with Mason, but I know many friendswho did at the Art Students League, New York. They counted themselves fortunate to be part of a lineage that dated back to Frank Vincent Dumond and the French Barbizon School.
Maestro Films recently announced a soon to be released documentary, "The maestro Upstairs: The Art & Life of Frank Mason. No date set yet, but you can view the trailer, interview segments and current info on its release @

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