Join award-winning art scholar, Stanford professor and author Alexander Nemerov for a fascinating look at the life and work of one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed painters.
Nemerov shares stories from his new book, Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York, illuminating the rich intellectual and creative life of the postwar New York City that launched Helen Frankenthaler’s singular career and fueled its flourishing. From Frankenthaler’s privileged Upper East Side upbringing as the daughter of a respected state Supreme Court Justice to her life-altering first encounter with the work of Jackson Pollock to charting her own course in a male-dominated art world, Nemerov explores how Frankenthaler came of age as an artist. And he celebrates the art itself, bringing fresh insights into the luminous, color-stained, commanding works that made Frankenthaler a pioneer of 20th century painting.
This class takes place on Thursday, March 18 from 7-8 pm ET.
This program will take place live online with an opportunity to interact with the instructor. Session will be recorded and made available for patrons for later viewing as well.
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