Medical Care in the Nursing Home on the Cover of JAGS

Medical Care in the Nursing Home on the Cover of JAGS

It is my pleasure to have a photo illustrating medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic published on the cover of the May issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, also known as JAGS.  The image features Dr. Stephanie Le in full personal protective...
Sketching the Benin Bronzes at the Met

Sketching the Benin Bronzes at the Met

On a recent Friday as the pandemic lockdown was lifting, I spent the day sketching at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  On my list was the Benin Bronzes, spectacular sculptures which bear the stigma of colonial plunder, and have a dark and bloody history that belies...
Art, Medicine, and Inspiration

Art, Medicine, and Inspiration

When growing up our family doctor had a set of prints in his waiting room that illustrated scenes from a doctor’s life.  Painted by renowned medical illustrator Frank Netter, the scenes included a late night visit by a country doctor, a busy waiting room with anxious...
Sketchbooks I Have Known and Loved

Sketchbooks I Have Known and Loved

When I first started sketching I was overwhelmed with sketchbook choices. I remember going into New York Central Art Supply and getting totally confused with the variety of books with different size, thickness, color of paper, binding, textures, recommended usage, and...
Adrian Hill: War Sketcher, Art Therapist, Artist

Adrian Hill: War Sketcher, Art Therapist, Artist

Adrian Hill (1895-1977) was an artist and author who recognized and promoted the value of art as a tool for healing, and established principles that we can use today in times of the Covid pandemic.  Born in London, he entered art school at the age of 17 shortly before...