Faces of the League
February 1 – April 2, 2021*
*Dates dependent on Covid restrictions — please check back for any updates
The Art Students League of NY is pleased to present a selection of portraits from their permanent collection. The works will be on view at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery on the League’s second floor. The focus of this exhibition has been bringing to view rarely seen works of previous instructors, students and artists with connections to the League. Of the 218 portraits in the collection, 50 works have been selected, including sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and mixed media, all varying greatly stylistically. The exhibition presents work from 1850 to current day. During this time, portraiture was affected by many cultural events.
The exhibition presents a wide variety in portraiture and examines the continued challenge of depicting the human head, the human gaze, and the likeness of the subject.