Tony Bennett is an accomplished painter whose passion for the visual arts began as a child growing up in Astoria, Queens and has flourished throughout his life. Painting under his given name of Anthony Benedetto, he has three paintings in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries throughout the world. Whether performing in concert for sold-out audiences or painting in his art studio in New York City, Tony Bennett has used his exceptional creative talents to search for “truth and beauty” in his artistry. The world-renowned entertainer and painter will accept The League’s Everett Raymond Kinstler Lifetime Achievement Award, named after Everett Raymond “Ray” Kinstler, the American portraitist who recently passed away, and was a longtime friend of Bennett and an Art Students League Instructor. This exhibition celebrates Bennett’s exemplary service to the arts which has touched so many lives within our creative enclave and beyond.
Exhibition Dates: November 5–January 11
The Art Students League of New York
American Fine Arts Society Gallery
215 West 57th Street, NYC
Free and Open to the Public