James McGarrell

The Composer Young and Old (Igor Stravinsky)

1992

oil on canvas

80 x 60 inches

James McGarrell

The Actor Young and Old (Charles Chaplin)

1991

oil on canvas

80 x 62 inches

James McGarrell

The Director Young and Old (Orson Welles)

1992

oil on canvas

80 x 60 inches

James McGarrell

The Grand Artificer Young and Old (James Joyce)

1992-93

oil on canvas

80 x 122 ¼ inches

James McGarrell

The Novelist Young and Old (Vladimir Nabokov)

1992

oil on canvas

80 x 60 ¾ inches

James McGarrell

The Poet Young and Old (Elizabeth Bishop)

1992-93

oil on canvas

80 x 60 ¾ inches

James McGarrell

The Poet Young and Old (Ezra Pound)

1991

oil on canvas

80 x 60 inches

James McGarrell

The Songwriter Young and Old (Cole Porter)

1992

oil on canvas

80 x 60 ¾ inches

Press Release

Young and Old: Portraits of 20th Century Artists
Feb 2 - Feb 27, 1993

James McGarrell's new exhibition of paintings at the Frumkin/Adams Gallery is a tribute to his artistic heroes of the 20th century. The series, begun over a year ago, is titled Young and Old. The works in the show depict the artist both as a child and as an adult, posed in imagined settings and surrounded by images relating to his or her life and work. The series includes writers, composers, filmmakers, but only one painter, Edwin Dickinson.

The central portrait in the series - and the only diptych- is that of James Joyce. The entire group includes Igor Stravinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Elizabeth Bishop, Orson Welles, Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, Ezra Pound and Charlie Chaplin.

James McGarrell has been exhibiting at Frumkin/Admas for over thirty years, as well as throughout the US and Europe. At the close of this exhibition the entire series will travel to Dartmouth College where it will be on view from March 9 though April 25th. 

The McGarrell exhibition will run from February 2 to February 27. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery is open from 10 to 6, Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.