"Study for Jefferson Dreams"

"Study for Jefferson Dreams" (12" x 16"), by Lincoln Perry, a painter who lives most of the year in Charlottesville.

The painting, which was done on site looking toward the Rotunda, was a study for "Jefferson Dreams," a large diptych completed while Perry was a visiting professor at the University. Most of Perry's paintings are narrative group-figure compositions, so by contrast this study has a haunting unpopulated look and functions as an empty stage waiting to be animated by interacting figures.

Mr. Perry's works are exhibited in private and public collections throughout the country.

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