Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

If in person, the talk will be held in Delano Auditorium, Leavitt Hall, on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy, Castine. For those who can’t attend, you may watch the event via our YouTube Channel.

Guest curator for the Clark Fitz-Gerald exhibition Carl Little will deliver an illustrated lecture. In “Clark Fitz-Gerald: Castine’s Celebrated Sculptor-in-Residence” Little will highlight the life and work of the famed 20th-century sculptor, providing context for his place in modern sculpture, in Maine and beyond. The talk will feature photographs, sketches, caricatures and other materials from the Fitz-the Castine Historical Society, part of the gift of the artist’s children Leah and Stephen Fitz-Gerald.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, with additional degrees from Columbia and Middlebury, Little moved to Mount Desert Island from New York City in 1989. He directed the Ethel Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic for eight years and has helped organize exhibitions at the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Penobscot Marine Museum. He was director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation from 2001 to 2021.

Little is the author of numerous artbooks, among them monographs on Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, as well as such contemporaries as Jeffrey Becton, Dahlov Ipcar, Eric Hopkins and Philip Frey. He and his brother David Little co-authored Art of Acadia and Paintings of Portland. Little is a regular contributor to Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, The Working Waterfront, Hyperallergic, and Maine Arts Journal. In 2021, the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for art writing.

Photo: Carl Little by Erin Little (no relation)