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"Anthony Holdsworth: Italian Landscapes"
2005-12-16 until 2006-02-16
USA United States of America
Anthony Holdsworth, well known in the Bay Area for his gritty urban landscapes, will be displaying his recent Italian Landscapes, done this summer in Italy, at the well known Italian Caffe 817 in Oakland from Dec. 16, 2005 - Feb. 16, 2006.
His full series will also showcase at his studio for two weekends in December, after which a selection will be exhibited at Oaklands Caffe 817 for two months. Two works from the series will join his students‚ art works for a special exhibition of their Italian paintings at the Alameda Art Center in Alameda, CA from January 6, 2006 to January 27, 2006.
Holdsworth is best known for his cityscapes. Perhaps you have seen him recently, painting at 5th and Mission in San Francisco or at 14th and Broadway in Oakland, working on a continuing urban series that have won him critical praise throughout California. Less well known is the fact that Holdsworth began painting in Florence, Italy, where he helped with restoration after the disastrous flood of 1966. He returns frequently to Italy to paint in the cities and the countryside.
This summer Holdsworth spent two months in Italy. He painted on Lake Como, and in Rome. While in Italy, he conducted painting classes for the first time when nine Bay Area residents joined him in apartments in Florence and on an agriturismo in Tuscany for two weeks of outdoor painting.
A native of the United Kingdom, Holdsworth studied painting in Florence, Italy, Bournemouth College of Art, England, and at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has shown at the San Diego Museum, the Fresno Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, as well as galleries statewide. He currently represents himself out of his West Oakland studio, which is open the Last Sunday of every month, noon to 5pm. He teaches evening painting classes in his studio, and leads painting expeditions to towns and rural communities around Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan, Mexico.
Cypress, Villa S. Teresa, Greve in Chianti
23in x 15in
Oil on Canvas
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