On September 25th, the Shanghai American Center will host Professor David Cateforis, Chair of the Art History Department at the University of Kansas. During the talk "Progress in Our National Art: Robert Henri, Alfred Stieglitz, and the Rise of American Modernism”, he will discuss the painter and teacher Robert Henri (1865-1929) and the photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), two major figures in the history of early 20th-century American art who contributed to the rise of American modernism.
Robert Henri and Alfred Stieglitz were both were powerful presences in the New York art world who contributed in different ways to the rise of American modernism. Henri is associated with realism and Stieglitz with abstraction, yet both championed individualism and freedom of expression as fundamental values of modern American art. This lecture will consider the impact of each man on the art of his time and examine the art of the painters they supported, who include John Sloan and George Bellows (in the case of Henri) and Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley (in the case of Stieglitz).
This event will be conducted in English.
嘉宾介绍 ABOUT THE SPEAKER
David Cateforis教授是美国堪萨斯大学艺术史系主任，他在斯坦福大学取得了艺术史博士学位，自1992年起在堪萨斯大学任教，并因其卓越的教学获得两项重要奖项。他发表了大量关于20世纪美国艺术和国际当代艺术的文章，其中包括几篇关于中国艺术家顾文达的文章。他已出版的著作包括《Willem de Kooning》（Rizzoli出版社，1994）、《Albert Bloch: Artistic and Literary Perspectives》（Rrestel出版社，1997）、《Rethinking Andrew Wyeth》（加州大学出版社、2014）以及《Hybrid Practices: Art in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960s》（哥伦比亚大学出版社，2018）。
David Cateforis is professor and chair of art history at the University of Kansas. He earned his PhD in art history from Stanford University and has taught since 1992 at the University of Kansas, where he has received two major awards for teaching excellence. He has published widely on 20th-century American art and international contemporary art, including several articles on the contemporary Chinese artist Gu Wenda. His many publications include Willem de Kooning (Rizzoli, 1994), Albert Bloch: Artistic and Literary Perspectives (coeditor, Prestel, 1997), Rethinking Andrew Wyeth (editor, University of California Press, 2014), and Hybrid Practices: Art in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960s (coeditor, University of California Press, 2018).
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