James, Class of '66
Portrait painted in January 2023 during Visiting Artist residency at Phillips Exeter Academy
Painted during my one-week stay at Phillips Exeter Academy as a visiting artist, this portrait depicts my father during his time as a student at Exeter in 1966. He attended the boarding school for one year as a post-graduate after graduating from public school in Charlotte, NC and before attending Harvard. The painting references a track & field team photo from that year that hangs in the school's gymnasium. The work is now a part of the Exeter Art Department's Visiting Artist Collection.