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August 2021

Vera Bock, Book Designer and Illustrator: Her Beguiling Artistry, Her Adventurous Spirit—with Jane Bianco

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online via Zoom Vera Bock studied wood engraving, heraldry design, and manuscript —illumination, and mastered a range of graphic processes used in making art for reproduction in designing and illustrating more than fifty books in her New York studio, employing techniques from relief printing to pen-and-ink drawing to wet-and-dry mixed media painting. She also illustrated magazines, and between 1936 and 1943 designed bold posters for the New Deal era Federal Art Project, on subjects ranging from civic services and labor,…

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September 2021

Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies with Michael K. Komanecky

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegy Series: The Berlin Series, KvF IV, 1990

Elegy: a song or a poem expressing sorrow, or lamentation for someone who is dead. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will discuss a group of ten silkscreen prints by Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegies. Created between 1989 and 1994 along with eighteen related paintings, they were inspired by a 1915 painting by the prominent American modernist Marsden Hartley did in Berlin in memory of his fallen friend and presumed lover, Karl von Freyburg, a German soldier who was killed in…

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George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions with Angela Waldron

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
George Tice Painted Lobster Buoys, Stonington,

Maine has a centuries-old history of attracting artists captivated by the state’s natural beauty and the quiet ethos of its hard-working inhabitants.  Over a period of many decades, nationally-renowned photographer George Tice and artist Andrew Wyeth were drawn to Maine, inspired by the state’s past, and a present that speaks to a sense of timelessness and the enduring qualities of honor and dignity in an honest days’ work. Through familiar scenes of the ordinary and everyday, Tice's and Wyeth's works are a testament to the essential connectedness of people to their…

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