Richard Saunders ’70 discusses the emergence of portrait abstraction in the context of the broader history of American portraiture.

Saunders is a Walter Cerf Distinguished College Professor and director at Middlebury College Museum of Art. He is also an art historian and author of the recently published American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity (2016). He received his BA from Bowdoin, his MA in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware, and MA, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.