Staff Show 2017: Mark Westman

In this series, Manager of Visitor and Family Engagement Emily Bray highlights participants in the 2017 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show, on view through September 17, 2017.

Mark Westman, Mugshot 2016

Mark Westman

What do you do at The Phillips Collection?

Gallery Educator and Art Information Volunteer.

Who are your favorite artists in the collection?

Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Herman Maril, and John Marin.

What is your favorite space within The Phillips Collection?

First floor galleries facing Q Street in the Phillips House.

What would you like people to know about your artwork on view in the 2017 Staff Show (or your work in general)?

Almost exclusively portraiture. I am drawn to faces that appear slightly disturbed (or disturbing). I do not consider myself to be an artist but I am working to become a painter.

The 2017 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show is on view August 3 through September 17, 2017.

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