05 // 08 // 2023
Summer Arts Society: Americans in Paris
Starts May 8, 2023 @ 11:00am , Ends June 19, 2023 @ 12:00pm
Paris has always had a particular allure – it does for us, and it did for artists in the 19th century. In the decades following the Civil War, hundreds of Americans joined the throngs in Paris. American collectors were buying European art, and they need to compete, so they studied with French mentors, and studied paintings at the Louvre to establish credibility. Many responded to the city’s beauty, vitality, and entertainments, which they painted from the audience’s point of view. Join Susan Rosoff for this crème de la crème series.
May 8: American Artists Flock to Paris
The list of American artists in Paris is vast. John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Childe Hassam, William Glackens, Robert Henri, and Maurice Prendergast are a few of the artists we’ll explore.
June 5: Mary Cassatt
While it was true that many American artists were busy painting scenic Paris, that wasn’t so true of Mary Cassatt. She was more interested in painting figures. She was one of the only Americans who made France her lifetime home.
June 19: Summers in the Parisian Countryside
When summer came, American artists in Paris left the heat of the city and flocked to the countryside. Giverny was a favorite spot, and some became close to Claude Monet, but if they were not friends, he still influenced them.
Future Members: $75
REGISTER HERE or contact Brice Turner, Programs Coordinator, at 407-896-4231 ext.262.