This month the Warner Library Art Gallery will be dispaying the photographic works of Mr. Edward Edelmann. The display is titled "Italian Essay" and consists of photographs of Italian scenes and text about the images. This display resulted from a project to visit places in and around Rome painted by Camille Corot in the 1800's and to see them as they are today. About the Artist:
Ed Edelmann’s 45-year marketing communications career progressed from retail copywriting, through production, media and account management to ad agency president, then marketing consultant, college professor and travel agency partner. In the past 10 years, however, his lifelong interest in photography has grown by documenting travel and events in the U.S. and Europe.
The photographs and text comprising Italian Essay resulted from a project: to visit places in and around Rome painted by Camille Corot in the 1800’s and to photograph them as they are today. Ultimately that blossomed into touring Italy from Venice in the north to Agrigento, Sicily, in the south during multiple visits.
The essay recollects the Italian experience from wide-angle landscapes to close-ups reveling in the often-unregarded details spicing the Italian scene. Groupings of similar subjects create a mosaic which includes descriptive text.
Ed is married to Karen Edelmann, a landscape artist and Professor Emerita of Art at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY. They are partners in Artists Abroad and Afield, Inc., and have led a number of art-instruction tour groups in France and Italy. Natives of Cincinnati, Ohio, the couple lived in Richmond, Virginia, for 22 years prior to their move to the Hudson Valley. They have been Tarrytown residents for 15 years.