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Holly Compton Alderman, a third generation in architectural arts

IN SCENIC WALLPAPER, art printing, photography and paintings, H. Compton Alderman explores natural wonder, classical themes and fantasy for their potential to transform contemporary imagery, to inspire and awaken new audiences to the power of the proportions and palettes deeply imbedded in our visual culture, plus composing original digital formats heretofore unimaginable. Originally from South Hadley, Massachusetts, Alderman has also lived in Cambridge and Belmont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

holly alderman home in south hadley

-- "The best I've seen in years" -- National Academy Mural Fellowship critic, Dr. Francis X. O'Connor, American mural art historian, NY art critic, poet

"Her view is refreshing, poignant, and magical" -- Dr. Katherine Hoffman, Professor and Chair, Art Department. St. Anselm College, Emeritus 

-- "It's fantastic what you did with the light man, the bulbs, the reflection, and the firemen, and everything... with the silhouette of the light man walking behind. I love him. It looks great." Tom Petrovich, Manager, Bergdorf Goodman Men's, Fifth Avenue NY

Edit - An 'Alderman' in Medieval England means "the head of a guild" or "elder of a region." Her family designed and built houses in western Connecticut, in Farmington, Simsbury, Hartford, Windsor, Glastonbury, East Granby before the American Revolution. Some walked from farms to the Battle of Lexington. Her father Bissell Alderman FAIA, Alderman & MacNeish, Architects and Engineers, West Springfield, MIT Prof. of Architecture designed hundreds of schools and banks and manufacturing complexes; and his father, George P.B. Alderman, Alderman & Alderman Architects, Holyoke MA, apprentice in Chicago in 1880s, designed estates in Stamford and Greenwich, park streets in Holyoke and Northampton and town halls, churches, industrial and public buildings around New England. 

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3QD Interview by Elatia Harris

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A Painter Crossing the Digital Divide, Elatia Harris, about Holly Alderman

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* -- "Holly Alderman's art combines serious purpose, wit and whimsy in an en-- gaging alchemy. In the multi-layered images of the Cyber Heroes project for the National Academy she makes past and present speak to each other in a lively dialogue. Icons of New York's Gilded Age mingle with references to the city of today, while figures of dotted lights march in front, as if into the future. The effect is visually stunning and thought-provoking." -- Diana Wolfe Larkin, Ph.D., Art Historian

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-- "Alderman is one of the most talented students in all my years of teaching" -- Varujan Boghosian, Co-Chair MacDowell Colony, Professor and Chair of the Art Deparment, Dartmouth, in letter to Mirko, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard

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Holly Interview by Don Long in PMA Magazine

PMA, Photography Marketing Agency International (PMAI), in DC, NYC and Chicago, "Promoting Innovation & Education in the Business of Imaging” 

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Mural Innovations Holly Alderman PMA Magazine Don Long