Sketching Einstein (Virtual)

Date(s) - March 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gillett G. Griffin was an art curator, collector, writer, artist and teacher, who for more than a half a century lived and worked in Princeton; he was also a personal friend of physicist Albert Einstein. Prior to his death in 2016, Griffin, curator emeritus of Pre-Columbian and Native American art at the Princeton University Art Museum, made a significant gift to the Historical Society of Princeton of more than 50 pieces of material related to Einstein.

Stephanie Schwartz, Curator of Collections and Research, will give an introduction to the Historical Society’s Gillett Griffin Collection of Albert Einstein Ephemera, sharing several drawings of Einstein sketched by Griffin himself. The artwork will provide the inspiration for a live portrait drawing session, led by teaching artist Barbara DiLorenzo.

Program will be presented via Zoom; access link will be sent to the e-mail provided within 2 days of registration. Please contact Eve Mandel ( with any questions. 

Co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton.

Materials: Paper and pencil, but participants are invited to use any materials or colors they wish. Instructor will use graphite (Cretacolor Monolith Graphite Pencil 8B) on drawing paper. 

About the Instructor: Barbara DiLorenzo is a children’s book author and illustrator (RENATO AND THE LION, Viking 2017 and QUINCY, little bee books, 2018). She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied under Mary Beth McKenzie at the Art Students League in New York. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society as well as the Society of Illustrators. Barbara loves teaching at the Arts Council of Princeton where she aims to bring out the best in all artists. To see more of her work, please visit


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