The Entrance to the Academy
Looking back to the street
There are 4 large studios in the front for Fellows in Sculpture.
This is the cortile with a fountain by Paul Manship.
Around the cortile are fragments of the ancient Roman past found when the Academy was built
Here is a monument for WW I veterans.
In the spring, summer and fall the Fellows eat outside in the cortile.
Overall the Academy owns 7 acres on Janiculum Hill the highest point overlooking Rome.
My partner Mary Margaret Hansen and I live in the
adjacent apartment building.
I have a room in which to paint
We are in the building with the tower.
From our rooms I look up at the studio I occupied in 1981-82
The Academy has an extensive library for research.
The Academy has a photo archive or Archeological sites in Rome, Italy, the
Mediterranean and of the history of the Academy. They have photographs of the portraits I painted of the fellows when I was here, but they did not have the artist identified. I am doing that in the photo.
How good to actually touch the objects and not just see them behind glass.
We can choose to eat with the fellows or cook for ourselves.
Here I am carrying groceries back from the market along the ancient Roman wall which encloses the large garden.
The Dome of St. Peter's at dawn from the Janiculum hill.