Adrienne Wyman Kralick adds a unique "behind the easel" perspective to art history, as an accomplished portrait painter and exhibiting artist herself. Currently, she teaches oil painting at Smithsonian Studio Arts in Washington, D.C and lectures at George Mason University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Adrienne received her BFA from Auburn University, studying graphic design and art history. Postgraduate studies included copying works of art in the museum of The Art Institute of Chicago, traveling the world visiting museums and artistic venues, vast reading, and independent research on the subject.

She has taught both studio and art history subjects at the Smithsonian, the Great Falls School of Art, OLLI, and other venues, and has worked as a freelance designer, art director, and graphic designer. Her paintings have been exhibited at numerous shows in Virginia, Maryland, and beyond, and she has also curated exhibits. Her art and articles have been published in DC-area newspapers and magazines.

More information and a gallery of Adrienne’s work can be found at



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Adrienne Wyman Kralick

1800 Jonathan Way #1305

Reston, Virginia 20190 

(571) 437-5060