Schick Art Gallery

John Galt 

Pictured: Untitled landscape, George Dugan, oil on board.
Owned by John Galt, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture

George Dugan was a professor of mine, and the thing about George is, as far as I’m concerned, he’s just the real thing. He paints like no one that I know. When you go to his studio, you just trip over his paintings; they’re everywhere, he just can’t help himself. And every once in a while I go see him and it’s like a refresher, I get tuned up. He’s so … he’s such an artist. And he’s just doing it. And he’s now an old geezer and he’s still at it. And I don’t know, it reenergizes me…. And he always worked outdoors – all his paintings are plein-air paintings – so he would go out no matter what weather…. I went up to this cabin he had at a lake and he had this weird little booth with skis on it, and I said, ‘What the heck is that, George?’ And he said, ‘Oh, that’s my painting booth.’ So when it was freezing cold, he’d put on snowshoes and pull this weird little booth out, and there’s a big Plexi-glass window in it, so he could sit in there and paint, without freezing.
John Galt, 2012