Smith College Feature

Joellyn Duesberry was just featured in Smith College Alumnae Spotlight.

The Landscape Comes to Life by Christina Barber-Just

Joellyn (Joly) Duesberry ’66’s 1995 oil painting Above Taos Valley, New Mexico couldn’t have found a better home than at Smith College, where Duesberry began developing her signature style by humbly copying the works of great masters. The painting, part of the Museum of Art’s permanent collection, is a subtle landscape showcasing the artist’s ability to bridge realism and abstract painting, with bold brushstrokes and geometric forms to reflect her bird’s-eye view of the valley below. It represents what she has now come to master herself–the art of the landscape…. read more