William H. Holst: Student, Teacher, Artist
From 4.30 pm until 5.30 pm
William H. Holst (1912-1995), modernist disciple of Hans Hofmann, taught and painted in Stonington and Deer Isle for close to four decades. A close friend of Haystack's founding director, Francis Merritt, he spent at least nine summers as an instructor there beginning in the late 1950s. Holst died at his home in Stonington on September 20, 1995 at the age of 83.
Andrew Young, part-time resident of Castine, shares highlights of his seventeen years researching Holst's art and life as a student, teacher, and artist. For sneak preview, visit Andrew's web-based inquiry into Holst's legacy: http://williamholst.info/.
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