2010-06-10 / About Town

Library Friends’ annual meeting tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will hold its annual meeting tonight, Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

The featured speaker will be artist Richard Grosvenor, who will speak on the history of architecture in the Jamestown and Newport area, with special attention to the architecture of James C. Buttrick.

Grosvenor was born in St. Jean de Luz, France, in 1928. He studied painting with Richard S. Meryman at Groton School in Gorton, Mass. In 1950, he graduated with a B.F.A. from Harvard University. He worked as a commercial artist for the National Forman’s Institute and the Electric Boat Company of General Dynamics.

In 1953, he was appointed head of the art dept. at St. George’s School in Newport. In 1974, Grosvenor designed and built his new home, then created his own boat and most recently, his own airplane. He continues to teach painting, architecture and art history at St. George’s in a part-time capacity.

A short business meeting will be held before the program, which is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

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