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LOCAL>> Online Class: Art History with Kerrin Meis - Innocents Abroad: American Artists in Europe, 1830-1930

Presented by Book Passage at Streaming Arts

Apr 10 - 24 2021
LOCAL>>  Online Class: Art History with Kerrin Meis - Innocents Abroad: American Artists in Europe, 1830-1930

Online art history class exploring American artists who lived in Europe, 1830-1930

Three Saturdays: April 10, 17 & 24

Hosted via Zoom • Live • 1:00-3:00pm PT • $120

The lure of Europe—Paris, Venice, Rome, and the Italian Countryside—proved irresistible for some of the most creative painters and sculptors of America. Learn what attracted them, under whose influence they happily fell, and the remarkable works they created.

Our cast of characters includes Samuel F.B. Morse, George Healy, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Harriet Hosmer, Anne Whitney, Thomas Cole, George Inness, James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Robert Frederick Blum, Mary Cassatt, Lilla Cabot Perry, Theodore Robinson, Maurice Prendergast, Robert Henri, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Arthur Matthews whose studies at the Academie Julian significantly altered artistic theory in California.

Suggested Reading:

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
Venice: The American View, 1860-1920 by Margaretta M. Lovell
The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914 by Theodore Stebbins, Jr.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and has led study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been favorites for years.



Contact: (415) 927-0960

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Additional time info:

Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm PT



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