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Karl Drerup, On the Enameled Mountaintop

Karl Drerup, Still Life, Color Study for EnamelSeptember 12- October 4, 2008


The Chapel Art Center presented the works of renowned New Hampshire Living Treasure award recipient Karl Drerup. A leading figure in 20th century enameling, Drerup was also a painter, ceramist, and engraver. This exhibition explored the process of Drerup's life and work, with an emphasis on how his work evolved from its graphic stage into the three dimensionality of his remarkable enamels. The anticipated result is to see a melding of all his artistic intentions, while noting the most distinguishing features of his life and work along the way.


Associated Events

Karl Drerup: An Artist's Journey
September 11, 2008
Jane L. Port, Independent Scholar and Curator of American Decorative Arts discussed the life and work of Karl Drerup.

Learning Lunch Workshop: Enameling Art of Patience
September. 25, 2008
John Spurling, Enamelist and Juried Member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen discussed and demonstrated the enamel process.

Karl Drerup, Still Life, Color Study for Enamel
gouache on paper
Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection
Photograph by Aaron Constant

Karl Drerup's work courtesy of McGowan Fine Art in Concord, N.H.

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