Watercolors on display in the Briscoe Library Foyer
Dr. Sam Friedberg’s career as a water colorist began with a cat, sketched on a scrap of paper, on an airplane, in the late 1980s. His wife Ruth was inspired, and soon gifted him with a class at the San Antonio Art Institute.
At first, it seemed that research in diabetes and lipid metabolism would eclipse whatever artistic talent Dr. Friedberg had. But he was nearing retirement (he retired in 1992), and with time, the newer work prevailed. He mounted his first exhibit, Faces, Places and Forms, in the foyer of the Health Science Center auditorium in February of 2000. As Dr. Friedberg, a founding member of the faculty at the UT Health Science Center, told an interviewer at that time, painting “is very absorbing and a little like research… You are constantly trying things out. It relaxes and fascinates me, and transports me into another world.”
A new exhibit, Dr. Sam Friedberg: People and Places, is on display in the seating area at the entrance to the Briscoe Library.
Dr. Friedberg can be contacted at email@example.com.
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian