Norman Rockwell: America’s Storyteller
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a 20th-century American painter, illustrator, and commercial artist. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for its reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for his 324 Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. For over five decades he helped Americans cope with wars, economic disasters, disappointments, and grief. He did so with a compassionate heart and a humorous outlook. His greatest contribution, which is often unnoticed, is that he was a gentle humanitarian who “made every one of us better people.”
Andy Warhol: The King of Pop
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm
Andrew “Andy” Warhol (1928-1987), The King of American Pop Culture became a leading figure in the visual arts. With his sense of humor, Warhol gave the American People a respite from the very serious Abstract Expressionist Movement. Abstract Art makes you ponder, Pop Art makes you happy! Warhol had a successful career as a commercial illustrator, painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circle that included Bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.
Dale Chihuly: Rivers of Glass
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm
Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered unique in the field of blown glass. His vision of “what glass can be” has changed the medium into a world-class art form in which Objet d’art moved from the curio cabinet into the realm of large-scale sculpture and Land Art.
John James Audubon: The Birds of America
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Audubon is most famous for his detailed illustrations that depict birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled “The Birds of America” includes 435 magnificent images. He devoted twelve years of his life to this venture. His oeuvre is considered to be the finest ornithological works in the world. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt created the first National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Pelican Island. It is located near Vero Beach, FL.
Frank Lloyd Wright: America’s Architect
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works. His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright is recognized internationally has “The American Architect who changed the way the world lives.”
Jackson Pollock: The Rebel with a Cause
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an influential American painter and a major figure in the American Abstract Expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock became the Toast of New York because of his original “drip” paintings. He was notorious for his volatile personality and his struggle with alcoholism. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy
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