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Lawrence Hall Gallery Exhibits Oil Paintings by Frank Herbert Mason
The lobby of Lawrence Hall is home to a new gallery with rotating exhibits presented by the University in conjunction with TomaykoArt. The first exhibit features the work of the award-winning artist Frank Mason. The collection features18 oil paintings that span over the last 50 years of Mason's career, including landscapes, figures, still life and religious subjects. Mason's painting techniques are reminiscent of the Old Masters. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under the direction of the late Frank Vincent Dumond and is a sought-after instructor there today. Mason resides in Manhattan's Little Italy neighborhood where he teaches intimate sessions in old painting techniques in his home studio. He spends summers in a farmhouse near Stowe, Va., where he teaches a landscape painting class en plein-air each year. His works can be found in many museums as well as the Church of San Giovanni di Malta in Venice (canvases of the life of St. Anthony of Padua) and St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City (Resurrection).
Jack Tomayko, Ph.D., a member of the Point Park University Board of Trustees and Conservatory of Performing Arts Advisory Board member, has played an integral role in the development of the Lawrence Hall Gallery. An avid art collector, Tomayko has a long-standing relationship with Mason.
The gallery will be open Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The paintings are available for purchase by calling 412-412-481-1566. For more information about the gallery, please call 412-392-8008.