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13 November 2017

From Collège Alpin Beau Soleil to NYU: Alan Lawson, teacher, artist and philanthropist

Our IB literature teacher Alan Lawson divides his time between Beausoleil and his own work as a professional artist. He's a busy man, who also created his own charitable arts foundation The Alpine Fellowship in 2011.

On November 9th, he was at NYU where he represented The Alpine Fellowship, launching a new collaboration with NYU and the possibility for two graduate students from Graduate School of Arts & Science or the Tisch school of the arts to apply to be 'alpine fellows'.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Alpine Fellowship is something Alan has lived by and which he brings to Beausoleil, where he has at times taught literature, art, and the theory of knowledge. In 2015 Professor Roger Scruton wrote the following about him in an article titled 'Today's Masters' in the art magazine 'Fine Art Connoisseur' : ‘Through his work as a painter, and through the example he has set as a leader and teacher, Alan Lawson has been a major influence on the revival of representational painting. He has stood for real aesthetic values'

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