Anna Held Audette
Anna Held Audette (1938–2013) was a painter, printmaker, and photographer who has works in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery. She was Professor of Art at Southern Connecticut State University.
Inviting the Muse
The Blank Canvas offers solid advice for everyone who struggles with artist's block or other problems of creative expression, including: drawing subject matter from unexpected sources, mining one's daily visual responses for images, overcoming self-doubt and criticism, making choices… Read More
After a career as a teacher, writer, and painter spanning over fifty years, Anna Held Audette now suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. She’s ambulatory but unable to address most aspects of daily living without guidance. For her, the art studio is the place where the embers still glow. Assisted by a former student, Audette is still an active artist. Despite the loss of executive function, at the easel she can make decisions about style, line, color, shape, and size. Audette’s catalogue raisonné has over 700 documented entries of drawings, prints, paintings, and books.