In the spring of 2014 master painter, Harold Garde—at the age of ninety—returned to the place he was born and continues to be inspired by: New York City.
GARDE NY is a cinematic chronicle of an artist stepping back into his own creative history. From a poignant tour of the original Whitney Museum on 8th Street, to the courtyard where Ethel Rosenberg once sang to him, Garde takes us inside his process and explains how, in his own words, "painting is a great catalyst for seeing something as it actually is". As the city reveals itself to him, he reveals himself to us, and we are left with a deep understanding of the contradictions and humility that characterize the man and his work.
On March 15, 2015, the University of Florida School of Art + Art History celebrated its 33rd Annual New York Trip and Alumni Reception hosted by ArtPort Studios NYC. ArtPort, representatives of master painter and Florida resident Harold Garde, announced the Harold Garde Scholarship to the University of Florida in recognition of his lifelong dedication to visual arts.
Video by That's My Media. Music by Scott Wilson, Assistant Professor Jazz, UF School of Music