Newton Open Studios – Retired Surgeon Works in Pastels
EDWARD W. FRIEDMAN MD
The pastel collection was at the Villa Villekulla in West Newton MA. Dr. Friedman retired from his position as surgeon at the Beth Israel Hospital in 1999. He then launched his career as an artist by taking classes at MassArt http://www.massart.edu/. He especially expresses gratitude for his pastel teacher, Janet Monafo. http://www.artistsguilds.com/paintings/JanetMonafo.htm
“Pastel is a direct and chemically uncomplicated medium which offers wonderful lush color, great flexibility and permanence.” ~ Janet Monalfo
Pastels for me are associated with a certain gentility much like the good doctor. Doesn’t he look like he is sitting in a villa in Italy?