March 21 @ 6:30pm
Moderators: Bill White, Stanley Lewis, and Harry Naar
Jean Helion was a 20th century French painter who began his career as an abstractionist and quickly rose to prominence along with Mondrian and Arp in the 1930's. His marriage to an American brought him to Virginia where he worked until he returned to Frnace to join the army to fight in WWII. After the war his work turned to the representation of people doing everyday things, like the images he encountered on the streets of Paris.
Jean Helion's work has played an important role in the thinking about painting by the 3 panelists and both Stanely and Harry have written about Helion's work in the essays published in ArtNews over the years since the early 1970's. We hope that the discussion by these 3 painters will illuminate the significance of the contributions to painting by Helion's works, as they will speak about specific works in the show, and interact with the audience as we explore these wonderful works.
Admission: Free for Members and Students with a valid ID
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