St. Botolph Club
George Nick: Paintings and Legacy
May 7, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Opening Reception Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:30 P.M. - 7 P.M.
George Nick is a painter and influential teacher in equal proportion. Through 25 years teaching at Massachusetts College of Art and Design he has left a legacy of important painters and teachers in their own right. At the same time, Nick has never wavered in his enthusiasm for his own work as a painter. His boundless enthusiasm and inspiring work ethic are goals any artist would aspire to.
This exhibition —George Nick: Paintings and Legacy—will present evidence of the two aspects of Nick’s artistic life. Six of his own paintings are included in the show, running the gamut from the interior of a natural history museum to street scenes, still life, rocky seascape and an antique train engine. In addition to Nick’s paintings, a significant part the show is the work of five of his students, and a peer influenced by him:
Jon Imber, Catherine Kehoe, and Dik Liu
Four are artists in the Boston area, one is in New York City and another in San Francisco. The combined work–of teacher, students and peer–adds up to a wonderful show of 24 paintings and drawings and is a fitting tribute to George Nick, to his own work and his significant legacy to the Boston art world.