Lecture: Charles Emerson On Clyfford Still

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Charles Emerson on Clyfford Still – One Night Lecture
Thursday, May 28
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$15
All Levels/ Public Welcome

Born in 1904 in Grandin, North Dakota, Clyfford Still spent his childhood in Spokane, WA, and was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II.

Still’s formative works were created during various teaching posts on the West Coast, first in Washington State and later in San Francisco.

His shift from representational painting to abstraction occurred between 1938 and 1942, earlier than his contemporaries, which included Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Though the styles and approaches of these artists varied considerably, Abstract Expressionism is marked by abstract forms, expressive brushwork, and monumental scale, all of which were used to convey universal themes about creation, life, death, struggle and the human condition.

Join Gage teaching artist Charles Emerson for an enlightening look at the life and art of this American Master, described by many as the most anti-traditional of the Abstract Expressionists.


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