Lowell Lecture

Artist Demonstration: Pastel Painting with Jeanne Rosier Smith

Date & Time

Oct. 7, 2018 at noon - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Jeanne Rosier Smith, Artist

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Explore the essentials of painting landscapes with pastels from conception to completion. Learn how to achieve luminous color and volume and how to structure an engaging composition. Join in and create a small pastel painting. Afterwards, visit “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault” to view 40 exquisite 19th-century pastels with a new understanding of this medium.

Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University and at the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey. After earning her PhD in English and teaching for ten years, she discovered her love for pastels, and now paints professionally. Smith is best known for her seascapes, and also works in landscape, still life, and portrait.

Smith is a Master Artist with the Copley Society, a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Salmagundi Club, and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. She has exhibited in museums nationwide and won numerous top awards, including the IAPS Prix de Pastel and a place in the Pastel Journal’s Top 100 for the past six years. Her paintings can be found in several east coast galleries and in collections on five continents.