Thomas Nozkowski, a New York-based abstract painter who has influenced many artists for more than 20 years, will present his work November 11 at 8 p.m. in Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center at Coalter and Frederick streets, Staunton. The event is free and open to the public.

Nozkowski was born in New Jersey, and received a bachelor of fine arts from Cooper Union in New York. His vivid prints and paintings feature distinctive shapes and patterns and unusual color combinations. Nozkowski’s work is shown in major museums, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Whitney Museum, and Washington’s Corcoran Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum, and Phillips Collection.

As this year’s Doenges Artist, Nozkowski will be on campus in Staunton November 10-15. He will also be teaching a May term class to art students next spring.

The Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar program was the vision of the late Mary Baldwin alumna and trustee Liddy Kirkpatrick Doenges and honors her memory. Each year the program brings to campus a distinguished artist or scholar for an extended visit.