Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Diasporist (Portrait of RB Kitaj)

The Diasporist (Portait of RB Kitaj)
Gregg Chadwick
The Diasporist (Portrait of RB Kitaj)
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011

The work of RB Kitaj continues to inspire and humble me in my artistic quest. His fervent questioning in print and paint acts as a beacon. He is greatly missed.

R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007) talks about the profound influence of C├ęzanne on his work.

The architect MJ Long on her friendship with RB Kitaj.

More at:
The Paris Review on RB Kitaj


PeterAtLarge said...

A problematic character, Kitaj. So brilliant, and yet hobbled by his inability to escape his personal agony. It seemed, at times, that he remained obstinately attached to it. He harbored a deep well of anger, I always thought; and I found his intellectual severity quite intimidating. Hope all's well at your end...

gregg chadwick said...

Thanks for the comment. Just back from a trip to Chicago and Wisconsin to visit family and found your thoughts which as always are right on target. Hope all is well and hope to see you soon!