[Related Events] Lecture “Jews and the Age of Abstract Expressionism” (March 15)

12 March, 2012 └Event-Information


Jews and the Age of Abstract Expressionism

SPEAKER: Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York

DATE: THURSDAY, March 15, 2012, 7pm
PLACE: Jewish Community of Japan, Hiroo (direction)

Professor Levin’s illustrated talk will focus some of the major Jewish Abstract Expressionists: Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Adolf Gottlieb, and Lee Krasner (Mrs. Jackson Pollock), among others, as well as on the two art critics most important to the movement: Harold Rosenberg and Clement Greenberg. She will also discuss Jewish artists of this period who opposed Abstract Expressionism and made a journal to defend realism, among them, Raphael Soyer. Levin knew both Krasner and Soyer well.

About the speaker:
Gail Levin has published widely including articles and book chapters in art history, Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies, and American Studies. She has frequently lectured in Japan. This trip is on the occasion of a conference in Okayama on the artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi, whoemigrated to New York from there in 1906 at the age of seventeen.

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