When it comes to the versatility of the pastel medium, New York artist Bill Creevy is the man who wrote the book. Literally. His 1991 publication, The Pastel Book(Watson-Guptill), is a text that inspired many artists who’d never tried pastel to pick it up. It also brought much needed affirmation to artists who were currently working and experimenting in the medium.
In recognition of this important contribution to the field, and in celebration of an impressive body of work in the medium, the Pastel Society of America (PSA) honored Creevy as its 2011 Pastel Hall of Fame recipient with a formal presentation at its annual awards event last September. See our report in the February 2012 issue of Pastel Journal available now in our online shop. And enjoy a glimpse of Creevy’s “experimental side” in this gallery of pastels:
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