His multifaceted work also speaks for Gordon College: For nearly thirty years, Bruce has been instrumental in the founding and flourishing of the College's art major. Now the Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in the Fine Arts, he remains a catalyst for change at Gordon—transforming blank canvas into lush image, an old gymnasium into a first-class center for the arts, fledgling artists into mature, inspired painters.
Bruce joined the faculty in 1984 becoming the first Art Department chair in 1988. His primary focus as a teacher and artist is figurative painting. He received the Junior Distinguished Faculty Award in 1992 and was awarded the first fully-endowed Distinguished Chair at Gordon in 2006. His art has been exhibited internationally and is housed in museums such as the Vatican Museum in Rome, the Armand Hammer Collection in Los Angeles, and locally at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.
“God's created beauty is impossible to express fully, but the search for a fitting means of responding to the color, texture, and multitude of shapes in the creation is the driving force behind my art and my teaching.”
“Our understanding of God is inextricably united to our grasp of creativity. The first thing mentioned about God in the Bible is that he 'creates'. To be freed to study with this foreknowledge of the ultimate Author makes for a thrilling encounter with the beauty and grandeur of things.”
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