McIntire School of Commerce Hosts Art Exhibit, ‘Travel Through an Artist’s Eyes’

August 31, 2012


The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce is hosting an exhibit of oil paintings by Tom Wise inspired by people and places from his recent travels in Italy, France, America and England.

“Travel Through an Artist’s Eyes” can be found at the John P. Connaughton Art Gallery on the third floor of Rouss & Robertson halls, and will be on view through Dec. 5.

An opening reception will be held Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Wise was born in Bristol, England, in 1962 and spent time in a London art school, followed by traveling to art schools in Italy. He eventually settled in Oxford, with a busy schedule of portrait commissions from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. His clients have ranged from the king of Bahrain to the prime minister of Ireland, and his artwork has won awards in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Portrait Society of America and the Art Renewal Center competitions.

Learn more about his work here

The exhibition is sponsored by the McIntire Art Committee.

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Beth Schmid

Senior Writer McIntire School of Commerce