Charles Courtney Curran (Fine Arts, Faculty)

On the Heights (1909), oil on canvas

A Parisian-trained artist who later became a practitioner of American Impressionism, Curran taught his students to draw the body from life instead of copying plaster casts. An early member of the National Academy of Design, Curran was known for his paintings of the female figure placed against an open expanse of blue sky and white cumulus clouds.