Acclaimed artist Sterling Hundley to visit campus

February 21, 2019 - American painter and illustrator Sterling Hundley will visit the University of Wisconsin-River Falls March 4-8 as the Spring 2019 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor in Art. He will give a free public lecture “Creative Tongues” on Monday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium.
Hundley is a highly acclaimed, award-winning artist from Virginia and professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also founder of the organization Legendeer, an international community dedicated to embedding artists back into the world.
Hundley earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and began working as an illustrator while in college. He continued his education in illustration at William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. In 2007, Hundley was awarded a Master’s Equivalency at Virginia Commonwealth University and hired as a professor in communication arts.
Rolling Stone, Marvel, the Grammys, GQ, Atlanta Monthly, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post are some of Hundley’s many clients. He illustrated the classic “Treasure Island” for the Folio Society in London in 2014. In 2018, he created the illustrations for the Robert Burleigh book “Oh Captain, My Captain,” for Abrams Publishing in New York. These illustrations tell the story of Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman’s relationship during the Civil War. In addition to Hundley’s commercial success, he is an exhibiting painter; he just completed a successful showing of his recent paintings at the Glavè Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Va.
In addition to his public lecture, Hundley will conduct workshops, demonstrations and informal critiques with UWRF art students the week of March 4-8.
“After years of showing students his work, we look forward to having Sterling here on campus to share his remarkable skills as an artist,” said Wyman Art Chairwoman and UWRF painting and drawing instructor Jeannine Kitzhaber. “It’s an incredible learning opportunity that the Wyman family has bestowed upon our art students in allowing us the ability to invite artists such as Sterling Hundley to our campus.”
For more information, email or call the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266.


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