[PAST EVENT] Art & Art History Distinguished Lecturer: painter Jerome Witkin

Monday, October 7th 2013
6pm - 7:30pm
Andrews Hall, Room 101
605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Kill-Joy, To the Passion of Kathe Kollwitz (detail), oil on canvas, 1975-76Kill-Joy, To the Passion of Kathe Kollwitz (detail), oil on canvas, 1975-76
Well-known contemporary figurative painter Jerome Witkin is the Department of Art & Art History's Distinguished Lecturer for Fall 2013. Mon., Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Andrews 101. All are welcome.
Full Description
As part of the Art & Art History's Distinguished Lecture series, we are excited to present painter Jerome Witkin.

Witkin is recognized as one of the most formidable contemporary figurative painters. Critically, Jerome Witkin generates notable praise, as exampled by the L.A. Times citing his work to be "a break-through in post-Cold-War art." The San Francisco Chronicle's Kenneth Baker cites that "Witkin's only peer is Lucian Freud." Witkin is one of the finest realist painters working today. He stages pictorial dramas that grapple with contemporary historical crises and moral pressures, while offering a lavish physical display of his medium. Witkin's works can be found in the permanent collection of prominent museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Jerome Witkin is represented by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles.

Witkin's talk will be held on Mon., Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in Andrews Hall, room 101. Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Andrews Hall is on the campus of The College of William & Mary, opposite Swem Library and to the rear of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall on Jamestown Rd. Parking permit may be required during the day. Call 757-221-4764 for parking information.
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