Artists of the Brandywine Valley
Excerpts from a new book by Catherine Quillman.
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A native of Wilmington, Kathleen Buckalew earned her undergraduate degree in studio art from the University of Delaware in 1978. She also earned a master’s in photography from George Washington University and studied photo preservation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked since her college graduation as a photographer, first in the photo labs of the Delaware Art Museum, later at the National Gallery of Art, where she continued to develop her darkroom skills with work that included creating archival prints from glass plate, nitrate and film negatives. In recent years Buckalew has focused on fine art portraiture, often working in a thematic series such as “The Face of Farming,” a five-year project that included images of Delaware farmers. In addition to portraits, Buckalew has developed a distinctive style with architectural forms and color-saturated landscapes.