Current Art Exhibit

An Expression of Spirit: Three Generations

Art by Philip DeVries and his family

June 10 – July 22


Featuring paintings, drawings and mixed media compositions by Philip de Vries, his father and grandfather. The artist will give a gallery talk during the opening reception which is open to the public.

This exhibit traces the creative talent of three generations of a single family.  Philip de Vries’s grandfather Herman was a nationally recognized furniture designer who also painted landscapes while he traveled in Europe, Mexico and the US.   Herman’s son Nicholas studied architecture and became a prominent furniture designer and painter.  Philip, Herman’s son, who currently lives in Roxbury, is a noted product designer, architect and artist.

Philip deVries has created designs for numerous well-known companies, including Frigidaire, Union Carbide, Corning, Brunschwig & Fils and Hitchcock Chair.  In addition to designing hundreds of residences around the world, he has done the architectural work on many familiar local projects such as the Roxbury firehouse, The Pantry and the New Milford V.N.A.

In addition to de Vries’s paintings, drawings and sketches, the show will highlight his portfolio of prints of Roxbury landmarks.  The portfolios, as well as the original sketches, will be available for purchase.