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A Triumphant Triad, Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn
Upper Gallery, January 08, 2020
Sponsored by the Program Committee
Lecture by SCNY Vice President Neill Slaughter
$10 for General Admission
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About the Lecture:
John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla, and Anders Zorn became internationally renowned during their lifetimes, primarily as artists who painted portraits, thereby preserving for posterity a wide array of individuals ranging from fellow artists to the aristocracy of Great Britain and Europe; from lords and ladies to kings and queens, as well as the robber barons of America and even U.S. presidents. Ironically, all three eventually grew weary of the demands of commissioned portraiture, and of having to deal with pompous and prickly personalities, preferring instead to paint landscapes or seascapes often populated with peasants, family, and friends. Also ironic is how quickly all three of these internationally famous artists fell into obscurity after their deaths. Only relatively recently, particularly the last couple of decades, has there been a revival and re-appreciation of the brushy naturalism or realism associated with this triumphant triad of Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn.
About the Speaker:
Artist Neill Slaughter graduated with a BFA degree in 1975 from the University of Georgia and received his MFA in 1978 from Indiana University. Professor Slaughter has taught fine arts courses at the university level as well as exhibited his drawings and paintings nationally and internationally for more than forty years. Having also lived and taught abroad as well as traveling extensively throughout the world, Slaughter’s paintings often reflect the social conditions of his surroundings. Among his awards and honors, Professor Slaughter has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Scottish Arts Council Grant, an LMU Research Grant to Africa and a Fulbright Fellowship to India. In 2003 he was presented the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching granted by Long Island University and in 2008 he mounted a thirty-year retrospective, which included a full color catalogue.
In conjunction with this event, attendees are welcome to dine in the Club Dining Room after the lecture. Reservations are required. Please call or email Barry 212-255-7740; firstname.lastname@example.org.