On the Bravery of the Artist

Actor and director John Carroll Lynch gave a stirring speech on the bravery of the artistic life that perfectly mirrors the mission of the college.

At Watkins College of Art’s 2018 Commencement, actor and director John Carroll Lynch gave a stirring speech on the bravery of the artistic life that perfectly mirrors the mission of the college. These are the highlights. Lynch is known for the versatility of his characters as Twisty the Clown in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story,” suspected Zodiac killer Arthur Leigh Allen in David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” Mac McDonald in John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” and Drew Carey’s brother on “The Drew Carey Show,” among many others.