March 19, 2012 · 0 Comments
Frank Bramblett is a painter of large abstractions that spring from his love of materials and making things and his need to experiment like an alchemist. Frank is a Pew Fellow, and you can see several marvelous paintings of his in the exhibit Elemental: Nature as Language now on view at Woodmere Art Museum. Frank taught at Tyler School of art for many years and had a huge impact on many students. When he retired in 2010 his former students organized an exhibition called “Thanks, Frank” in his honor. We were fortunate to co-teach a class at Tyler with Frank in 2006. Bramblett is an astute observer of paintings, and in this clip he makes a comment about the Van Gogh exhibit, which he had just seen at the PMA. It shows his level of intense observation and insight that makes him someone you want to talk with about art.