"It was thrilling to imagine what it would be like to be an artist with such a unique vision."
Artist Marcy Hermansader on learning to draw alongside her father and visiting a Giacometti retrospective as a child.
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CMA's end-of-year artwork sale raises essential funds for free arts education in NYC schools whose arts programs have been decimated by recent budget cuts.
These works – starting at $100 – have been generously donated by celebrated artists who uphold our belief that all children are artists deserving of the materials, access, and encouragement to allow their creativity to soar.
Below, meet contributing artist Marcy Hermansader.
Marcy's childhood artwork
Do you have a favorite memory of making art as a child?
My father was an artist and sometimes he would set me up to work at his drawing board while he painted. I was about 5. We would listen to opera or jazz.
Can you describe a formative experience visiting a museum or gallery?
When I was a teenager I went with my parents to MoMA to see a Giacometti retrospective. I was stunned by his drawings and paintings. It was thrilling to imagine what it would be like to be an artist with such a unique vision.
color pencil, pastel, gouache and ink on paper