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Lyme Academy College Hosts Opening Reception for Famed Illustrator Tim O’Brien

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Oct 11, 2013
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm


Lyme Academy College Hosts Opening Reception for Famed Illustrator Tim O’Brien

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is hosting an opening reception for acclaimed illustrator and portrait painter Tim O’Brien, on Friday, October 11, whose exhibit, “Portraits and Illustrations: A Retrospective,” will be shown in the College’s Chauncey Stillman Gallery through January 11, 2014. The reception is free and open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m.  All are welcome!

O’Brien’s detailed and imaginative illustrations have been published most notably in TIME Magazine as well as magazines such as Rolling Stone, Fortune, Esquire, Business Week, Playboy, New York Times, to name a few. Every major book publisher, including Scholastic, who featured his designs on the covers of the popular young adult trilogy, The Hunger Games, has also published his designs. In 2006, the U.S. Postal Service issued two postage stamps, Judy Garland and Hattie McDaniel, both illustrated by O’Brien. 

Currently a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, O’Brien lectures frequently across the country.  His numerous speaking engagements have included The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators, Syracuse University, School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, California College of the Arts, and University of the Arts.  On Friday, October 18, O’Brien will be giving an “Inside My Studio” lecture at Lyme Academy College.  A reception will be held at 6 p.m.  before O’Brien speaks at 7 p.m.  The lecture and reception are both free and open to the public.

O’Brien has received multiple awards and recognitions from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles, Graphis Inc., Print Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, the Society of Publication Designers, American Illustration, and the Art Director’s Club.  He has over a dozen painting in the collection of the National Gallery, Washington, DC, and is a winner of the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators.

The Tim O’Brien exhibition, “Portraits and Illustrations: A Retrospective” runs from its opening on October 11 through January 11, 2014. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the exhibition or Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, contact Olwen Logan, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at 860-434-3571, ext. 135 or



Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Streete
Old Lyme, CT
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