The exhibit will showcase over 20 works by Audette, providing visitors a rare opportunity to view her work in a building that celebrates the industrial history she captures. The exhibit will run from December 1st to January 26th, giving visitors ample time to experience Audette’s work firsthand.
Anna Held Audette was a respected professor, painter, and author. She was born in 1938 to Julius Held, an art history professor, and Ingrid-Märta Held, the chief of Conservation at the New York Historical Society. At Yale School of Art, Anna pursued an MFA in printmaking. She later became a full professor of art at Southern Connecticut State University, where she mentored many of her students. She produced paintings and drawings of abandoned cars, aircraft, ships, trains, and neglected factory interiors. In 1997, Anna retired as a full professor of Art. During her retirement, she painted industrial sites and made 120 oil paintings and numerous drawings. She passed away in 2013, leaving behind a vast collection of work in numerous private collections and prominent institutions.