Arkansas Arts Center
Little Rock, AR
$10,000 toward the catalogue that will accompany the exhibition Arnold Bittleman: A Drawing Retrospective, organized by museum curator Brian Young. Born in New York City, Bittleman was principally a draftsman who studied on the East Coast and with Josef Albers. His drawings, which are based on “visual memories,” are comprised of complex, delicately marked surfaces that reference old master sketches while his more robust colorful pastels echo swirling compositions found in the cosmos.