Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
Celebrated artist and art educator Murray Dessner (1934-2012) was born in Philadelphia and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he went on to teach painting and drawing from 1970 to 2012, shepherding and inspiring countless young artists.
Dessner was best known as a painter of large-scale, luminous, non-objective works on canvas. The paintings presented in this exhibition, however, are rarer: smaller in scale and on paper, but still showing his continuous exploration of dimension and light.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.