Issue Date: Art Business News - January 07,
Posted on: 1/8/2007
Special Report: Painting for the Planet
By John Oberlin, ABN Intern
DANA POINT, CA--Every morning, as Cliff Wassmann walked through
the doors to the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia on his
way to class, he would see Frederic Edwin Church's "Cotopaxi"
painting of the smoke-bellowing South American volcano the
piece is named after. Ever since then, Church and the other
painters in the Hudson River School, a group of mid-19th-century
landscape painters, have been a guiding inspiration through
Wassmann's painting career.
Today, he strives to achieve the quality of such 19th-century
masters, who like Wassmann, provided the public with images
it might not otherwise have seen... read