Three art students win Bean Prize and study in Rome

December 7, 2011

Emily Greenberg (B.F.A. ’13), Michael Picos (B.F.A. ’13), and Anne Wu (B.F.A. ’13) were selected as the 2011–12 recipients of the David R. Bean Prize in Fine Arts. The three undergraduate art students will study with the Cornell in Rome program during the spring 2012 semester.

“I feel very fortunate to pursue a field in which I'm so creatively, critically, and personally engaged,” said Greenberg on winning the prize. “I look forward to furthering my studies in Rome.” Greenberg also acknowledged the generosity of the Bean family and noted their commitment to supporting young artists.

The prize was established in memory of David Richard Bean ’71 by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bean ’43. David graduated from Cornell with a degree in government administration. While a student, he spent time in Europe and was enchanted with Florence, and had planned to study art. The annual prize provides financial support for travel in Europe, and each prize recipient is given a copy of Bean’s writings and artwork.

Seven students participated in the juried exhibition held between October 31 and November 4 in the Olive Tjaden Gallery and the Tjaden Experimental Gallery.

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