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Artwork Spotlight: The Piper by Robert Ryland Kearfott

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2:00pm - 2:10pm

Illustrator, sculptor, and painter Robert Ryland Kearfott was born in Martinsville, Virginia. In his paintings, Kearfott was known for representing people both realistically, and with character.

He was well known and earned such high praise as, "Kearfott is noted for his fidelity to his subjects. He has never had a portrait commision rejected due to lack of likeness to the sitter."

Join us for this Artwork Spotlight as we explore his work, "The Piper," from the Taubman Museum of Art's permanent collection.

Robert Ryland Kearfott (American, 1890-1969), The Piper (detail), 1923, Oil, Acquired with Funds Provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 1983.021