Grateful for his quiet kindness

Created by pittfund 6 years ago
Jack Lambert was my instructor for Nature Drawing in the Fall of 1992. I was planning on a career in landscape architecture, but I struggled in his class. I just could not get my hand to put down on paper what I saw with my eyes. He was very kind about encouraging me and never commented that some of my work was downright awful. At the end of the semester, we had to submit a sketchbook of things that we had accumulated over the course for a final evaluation. On the day they were handed back, he told the class that he had done watercolors in the sketchbooks of several students. One was in mine. And I still have it. I transferred out of landscape architecture the next semester and was the better for it. I have great memories of my time on the hill and especially of Professor Lambert.