Lichtman to give Al Young Artist Talk, May 8

Susan Lichtman will give a talk at 4 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The talk precedes the annual Al Young student art awards ceremony.

Susan Lichtman received her B.A. from Brown University in 1978 and M.F.A. from Yale University in 1980. She has shown at Galleria ISA, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy, Dartmouth College, Amherst College, Cornell University, and Brown University. She is represented by the Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, and Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Her works have been reviewed in The New Art Examiner, American Artist, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Boston Globe. She has won numerous awards, including the Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and faculty grants from Brandeis University, where she has taught as Associate Professor of Fine Art since 1989.

The Al Young Exhibit, now in its 47th year, is named by a 1969 Knox graduate and long-time teacher in Belleville, Illinois, who died in 1993. Young began making gifts for art prizes in 1968 while still a student. Since 1993, prizes have been supported by gifts from Young’s sister, Ann A. Young ’68. The awards are named in honor of their parents, Albert G. Young and Anna Elisabeth Young.