Mary Voelz Chandler
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Emmett Culligan decided that to become an artist, the first step was to head to New York, where he could immerse himself in the legacy of the Art Students League.
“I went to learn the craft of painting,” said the Colorado native. “They have that great tradition, the Ashcan School, Edward Hopper and Robert Henri – what gave America its first cultural identity.”
But the pull of Colorado was too strong…