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Lecture: The Master of the Two Left Feet
Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, presents a talk focusing on the obscure yet fascinating career of the folk artist Morris Hirshfield (1872-1946), a former tailor and slipper manufacturer who took up painting at the age of 65. Hirshfield's wildly stylized pictures of animals, landscapes, and female nudes attracted a great degree of attention in the 1940s, including a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943. Taking Hirshfield as case study, this talk considers the surprising dialogue between folk art and vanguard modernism at mid-century.
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Cantor Arts Center, Auditorium Map
FREE. Doors open at 5:30pm.
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
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