W. Case Jernigan '08 graduated with a concentration in painting and a minor in Classical Studies. After graduation, he headed north to teach and coach at Salisbury School in Connecticut. There he wrote his own art and art history course, tutored Latin and English, coached squash and tennis, and played guitar in the choir and chapel services. A summer residency through the Art Students League sparked him to create a furious series of large paintings inspired by Italian Renaissance frescoes, and, after showing work at Joie de Vivres Gallery and Salisbury’s Tremaine Gallery, he enrolled in the M.F.A. program at the New York Studio School. In his second year he painted in Philip Guston’s former studio, a rickety, sunlit room overlooking rooftops near Washington Square Park. After obtaining his M.F.A., Case painted and exhibited at Brooklyn Art Space, a nonprofit artist space in the Gowanus neighborhood. He serves as Outreach Coordinator at the New York Studio School and is painting in a new studio in Brooklyn, preparing for a solo show this spring at Woodberry Forest School. He is also beginning a children’s book illustration project. He has attended residencies in Italy and New York, and his works hang in the collections of Woodberry Forest School, Salisbury School, and the President's Art Collection at William and Mary.
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