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American portrait artist Gwenn Seemel

Gwenn Seemel
Artist as contributing member of society
2005
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Artists are too often written off as useless and feckless. It’s something I don’t love about my job, but there’s not much I can do about it, except include a self-portrait in a series about public officials and make beautiful art that shifts paradigms, which is something I realized I needed to do as an artist in 2006. I talk more about that realization here.