The Art of Diplomacy

Consolation Prize

Mar 29 2022 • 41 mins

Irena Wiley was a diplomat's wife. But she was also an artist who used her art to reflect the humanity of the many people she encountered all around the world. Bill Adair is an artist who purchased Wiley's pieces at a junk auction nearly 35 years after she died. This special episode of Consolation Prize is their story--how Wiley's work brought the humanity of devastated people to the fore, and how Bill's work has brought Wiley's work to the fore.

Consolation Prize is a podcast of R2 Studios at George Mason University. This episode was produced by Abby Mullen and Frankie Bjork. Show notes are available at consolationprize.rrchnm.org; for more about Irena Wiley's work and life, visit irenawiley.com.

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