MOUNT DESERT — On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m., the Northeast Harbor Library will host a book signing and talk with painter William Irvine and author Carl Little.
In“William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey,” Little chronicles the artist’s life and career, from his formative years in Scotland, where he was introduced to modern art through the collection of whiskey magnate Johnnie Walker, through studies at the Glasgow School of Art and a bohemian life in London, where he was a part of a lively avant-garde scene, to his move to Down East Maine in 1968 and his discovery of a whole new subject matter.
In the ensuing 40-plus years, Irvine has established himself as a Maine and American master known for his seascapes, as well as enchanting figurative paintings and still life. “William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey” features a stunning selection of his work, from early abstractions to an array of landscapes inspired by Maine. In addition to Little’s text, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo offers an affectionate appreciation of the artist.
This talk is free and open to the public. Call 276-3333.