Wright is a Master Artist and inspirational Instructor. Dmitri's work is built upon the Impressionist Masters in the tradition of his mentors, while rooted in his classical training in the Academy and his experimentations of Expressionism and Abstraction.
Dmitri Wright’s artistic lineage stems from the American Impressionists. His mentors have been Samuel Brecher, who studied under Charles W. Hawthorne the founder of the Cape Cod Art School. Hawthorne was a student of William Merritt Chase. Donald Brown an expressionist influenced Wright to accept the Max Beckman International Scholarship at the Brooklyn Museum Art School where he then studied under Rueben Tam, and at Cooper Union, he studied under Wolf Kahn and Will Barnet.
As an American artist, Wright’s travels have taken him to paint and/or teach throughout the United States and visiting over a dozen National Park sites in addition to Italy, France, Ireland, Austria, England, West Indies, Central, and South America, and China. His work focuses on the Preservation and Progress of Impressionism.
Wright’s work is housed in hundreds of collections. Museums: National Art Museum of Sport, Newark Museum, Brooklyn Museum. Corporate: Time Warner, Sloan Kettering, AT&T, Wells Fargo Bank, Pitney Bowes, Verizon, Connecticut Water Co. Private collectors throughout East Coast and Asia.
50 Year Retrospective Mattatuck Museum "An Artist for all Seasons"; National Arts Club NYC; Brooklyn Museum NYC; Newark Museum NJ; Sorelle Gallery; Silvermine Art Center; New Canaan Library; Wilton Library CT; Watershed Gallery Ridgefield CT; Ana Cara Gallery Greenwich; Weir Farm National Historical Park NPS; National Art Museum of Sport; Old Town Hall Museum of Stamford; Cos Cob Library; Greenwich Historical Society.
Instructor/Master Artist/Board Member
Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historical Park, the only park dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence instructing and lecturing at the Greenwich Historical Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism, where he now is serving on the board of trustees of the museum.
He also instructs at Silvermine Art School as well as serves on the board. His private clients are professional artists or advanced students seeking to enter the field. He has supported the Florence Griswold Museum, another site related to American Impressionism. In the USA and Europe, he has given workshops and museum tours on ‘How to be an Impressionist’ in addition to being a judge for art shows.
Wright was the winner of the national scholarship at Cooper Union and the Max Beckman International Scholar Program at Brooklyn Museum Art School, and valedictorian at the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts majored in Fine Art.
Artists' Fellowship, NY, NY
Friends of Weir Farm, CT
Board of Trustees, Greenwich Historical Society
Board of Trustees, Silvermine Art Center
Knight, Order of Malta, American Association