Exhibit includes facsimiles of Shakespeare’s First Folio and other works, original Shakespeare related artworks by noted artist Dan Christoffel, and enlargements of Shakespeare exhibit narrative text from the Folger Library.
Dan Christoffel (Bio)
Dan Christoffel is a national and international exhibiting artist. He serves as a Board member of the Art League of Long Island. He is a visiting artist at the Great Neck Arts Center, and guest lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the past president of the Long Island Art Teachers Association and former curator for the partnership for Cultural Development at the Chelsea Center in Muttontown. Presently he is the artist -in-residence at the Long Island University at C.W. Post Campus, and teaches undergraduate and graduate art classes at Adelphi University and LIU at C.W. Post.
Dan works in myriad media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and print making. As inspiration he draws on the grand history of portraits from the Romans to the present. A recurring theme in his work is the dignity of the human form as manifested in the portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Dan has rendered Lincoln artistically in a variety of forms from charcoal sketches to oil paintings over thirty years. His work on Lincoln was featured in a retrospective exhibit sponsored by the Long Island Art League in Roslyn, New York which was filmed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s documentary staff.