Curator’s Monday 148
Dirk Bach (b.1939, USA)
After enrolling in a drawing class, Dirk Bach discovered a strong interest in creating images and decided to pursue studies in the visual arts. He obtained a BFA from University of Denver in 1961 and an MA in painting in 1962. He has served as professor at the University of New Hampshire art department and the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught drawing, painting, design, printmaking and art and architectural histories of Japan, China, India, and contemporary America. His own studio work focused firstly on landscape mandalas inspired by a National Endowment to the Humanities grant for travel to temples in Nara and Kyoto, Japan, and on Buddhist “Pure Land” diagrams based on imagery in the Lotus Sutra and Heart Sutra. These works led to several exhibitions and speaking engagements. His recent drawings of wooden boats in grassy fields reflect both his continued interest in far eastern art and his celebration of renewed personal vitality as a cancer survivor. Dirk Bach lives and works in New York with the artist Kay WalkingStick. Our sincere thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for this Curator’s Monday.
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