- Artist Sculptorpresent
- University of MaineProfessor of Fine Art, present
Rum Rapids Inn 26 Rum Rapids Drive Washburn, Maine 04786 Clifton's Studio on the Aroostook River here in Northern Maine
Professor Boudman organizes and leads Annual Fine Art 400 European Study Tours to cultural centers throughout United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and the Near East. This coming May 2013 he will lead his 39th annual University Fine Art Tour to Italy. As part of the Fine Art Program Clifton arranges annual tours to museums and galleries in New York City and to Fredericton, the provincial capitol of New Brunswick for tours of the city and Docent viewing of the Beaverbrook Galleries. Professor Boudman worked as an American delegate to the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the 1980's and 90's . Clifton's latest one person show of images in the Reed Gallery here at the University, in 2011 “An Uncanny Resemblance”. Boudman's work is restrained, it turns its back on the specifics of everyday life, and it discusses moral and ethical conflicts between displayed images and displaced images. Clifton melds post-modern fragmentation with Historical reference, motif and emotional aesthetic functionality.
His Fine Art studio is at his Rum Rapids Inn on the Aroostook River in Northern Maine 04786 call 1-207-455-8096 or www.cliftonboudman.com
PROFESSOR OF FINE ART,
Fine Art Profile:
Clifton Boudman was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and holds a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond Professional Institute) 1964. Maryland Institute College of Art, Awarded 2 Year Fellowship at the Rinehart School of Sculpture in Baltimore, Maryland 1966 M.F.A.
Favorite Color: White, Friends say it’s all Space.
What do you listen to in your Studio?: Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap. CBC Radio.
Influence on you?: My Mother.
Favorite Surface and medium? Women.
Who is your favorite Artist? El Lissitsky would be one of my favorites.
How do you start the day? Pineapple yogurt with my special added ingredients and a Caribou K Cup.
What is your favorite Gallery? Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Who would be your favorite Architect? Le Corbusier.
Favorite Vacation Spots? ‘Le Plage’ in Taormina, Sicily and Edinburgh, Scotland.
What time are you most creative? After Dark.
Luther Adler and Stella Adler, What would they say? For Me? “Have the Art Within You.”
What is your most treasured possession? “To be free in thinking.”
Favorite Format: 2 ¼ Square. My first Camera. Most recently: 24mm Wide 40x optical full Stereo still and video HD recording with a LEICA DC Vario-Elmar 24-480mm zoom lens Camera.
Favorite movie of all time? “The Third Man”,directed by Carol Reed.
Clifton Boudman became the first Fine Art Professor, and is now Emeritus at the University of Maine in Presque Isle, Maine.
In 1966 Clifton Boudman established the University’s first Fine Art program and Gallery in Northern Maine and Western New Brunswick. Now supporting students with a BA in Art, BFA in Fine Art and a BA in Art Education.
The Foundation of the present University Wide Art Collection was first formed and collected by Clifton in earlier days.
Clifton has a purpose-built Slide Library constructed with a German Slide retrieval system housing approximately 15,000 slides supporting the Fine Art Program on the second floor of the UMPI Library.
He saved a variety of plaster Classical Sculptures and Reliefs given to the Library by the class of 1913.
For the past 46 years, Clifton has been teaching courses in Art History, Aesthetics, Film Theory and Sculpture, Design, Photography, Drawing, Painting and has been inspiring students to explore their own creative ideas.
Clifton is a sculptor, and his images reflect his experiments in imagination, attitudes about living and the nature of the land. Many of his works are a lens on the past and explore both the existential ideas of the past and the present. His drawings evoke 19th century life and reflect his ideas of what might have been the dilemmas and concerns of living and being during that time.
Clifton is passionate about Art History and Screening film having now an eclectic collection that approaches 5000. His knowledge of film making, film history, meaning and content is impressive and captivates audiences either through his courses on film or a thematic film series he has many times offered to the public … How do you read a film?
His Fine Art Studio at Rum Rapids Inn on the Aroostook River in Northern Maine houses his extensive library of Fine Art books and Film collection.
Clifton has traveled throughout the United States, Eastern Canada, Europe, Turkey and Egypt.
Clifton is not only familiar with the classical sites and archeological museums around the Mediterranean rim, but also with museums and galleries containing the great historic and contemporary collections of western art. For the past 45 years Professor Boudman has organized and led students and community members on annual Fine Art European Study Tours.
His Art/Eng 400 39th Annual European Fine Art Study Tour will travel to Italy this June 2013. Clifton also arranges through the University annual museum and gallery excursions to New York City and Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and other regional cities.
Clifton can also describe the world’s great culinary traditions with the same passion and enthusiasm as he discusses the history of Western and Eastern art. For 30 years, Clifton has been the owner of the Rum Rapids Inn, an Award Winning Bed and Breakfast and Presque Isle’s only gourmet restaurant, Café Sorpreso in northern Maine. Here he oversees the daily functions at the establishment and special events and ensures that the menu, selection of food and presentation of dishes as well as the Inn’s and Restaurant’s amenities meet his high expectations and standards.
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