Renowned Artist Visits Blair Academy

Highly acclaimed abstract ceramic artist, the works of Bennett Bean (1941-present) are now displayed in the Romano Gallery. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Iowa and Master of Fine Arts at Claremont Graduate School, Bean was quickly offered a job at Wagner College, which he accepted. Since then, Mr. Bean quick gained renowned for his ceramic vessels. He describes himself as “a quintessential American polymath.” Although he has strayed from his main focus, working on pedestals, rugs, and garden tools, Mr. Bean is best known for his “pit-fired white earthenware” that earned him nationwide coverage. He credits Japanese arts as his inspiration and is still continuing to find out what else is artfully possible. Mr. Bean has been generous enough to share his love of art with the Blair community by offering his pieces in the art gallery. If you haven’t seen his works yet, now is a great opportunity.

Ethan Huang

Crew Athlete and Art Appreciator. Ethan is a graduate of the class of 2020.