Carl Little, left, and his brother, David Little. The pair will speak at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Art Meets Science Café on Aug. 15. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Carl, David Little to talk about new book

BAR HARBOR — Art writer Carl Little and his brother, artist David Little, will talk about the making of their new book, “Art of Acadia,” at an Art Meets Science Café at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Kinne Library on Monday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m..

Published in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia National Park, the Littles’ book highlights the artists who have been inspired by the landscape of greater Mount Desert Island, including the Cranberry Isles and Schoodic Point, from the early 19th century to today. The Littles will offer a sampling of images from the book.

Carl Little, a resident of MDI, is an art historian, writer, researcher, curator, lecturer and poet who has been immersed in the art world for more than 30 years. He has published two collections of poems and more than 20 art books, most of which have been inspired by his home state.

“Living in Maine has had an enormous impact on my writing,” he said in an interview. “There is no end to wonderful artists of all aesthetic persuasions to write about.”

David Little, who lives and paints in Portland, holds a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Iowa and studied for two seasons at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He has exhibited widely in Maine and New York, and his work has appeared in publications including “Art of the Maine Coast” and “Paintings of New England.”

Known for his landscapes of Maine’s interior, especially the Katahdin region, he is the author with his brother of “Art of Katahdin,” published by Down East Books.

In “Art of Acadia,” the Littles discuss the works of the celebrated painters who have been inspired by Acadia, from 19th-century landscape painter Thomas Cole to contemporary photorealist Richard Estes, who is a summer resident of Northeast Harbor. The book was published in June by Down East Books.

Art Meets Science Cafés are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. Visit

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