Collectors Circle Lecture Series: Christopher Still
Christopher Still is a quintessential Florida artist, as he paints about the state he loves. “A Conversation with Christopher Still” will offer a rare glimpse into his inspiration and work.
A native of the Tampa Bay area, Mr. Still received a full scholarship through a national competition to attend the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he received his BFA. While there, he was recognized for outstanding accomplishment in painting and received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for fine art. He also took courses in human anatomy at Jefferson Medical School and completed an apprenticeship in Florence, Italy.
Mr. Still returned to Tampa Bay in 1986 and has a studio in Tarpon Springs. He is represented in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Florida Governor’s Mansion, and the Polk Museum of Art, among others. His painting Orchids (1991), which seems to burst from the frame, is part of the MFA collection. His work has been part of exhibitions at museums around the state and across the country.
His commissions have encompassed paintings for St. Petersburg City Hall, 10 murals for Florida’s House of Representatives, and the official portrait of legendary Gov. Lawton Childs. He also created a large-scale painting and sculpture for the Tampa International Airport and the 25th anniversary painting for Ruth Eckerd Hall. In 2010, he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame – at 49, the youngest ever to receive this distinction.
The Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors. A cocktail hour for Collectors Circle members only, also sponsored by Northern Trust, will be held one hour before the lecture
Series sponsored by Northern Trust
Next Lecture: Friday, December 13, 6:30p.m. – Dr. Joan Cummins, “Temporary Bodies: Religious Sculpture of India”