American Modernist Painters of the First Half of the 20th Century presented by RICHARD VOIGT

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Lillian Wonderly, Entertainment Editor

The University of Hartford is hosting guest speaker Richard Voigt to present a seminar on American modernist painters of the first half of the 20th Century. The event will take place on the following days: Thursday, March 31, April 7, 14, from 2 – 3:30 pm in the Harry Jack Gray Center L213 – KF Room and via Zoom. The presentation will immerse the audience in the experimentation of color and form that surged through American art in the first half of the 20th Century.
Richard Voigt frequently lectures on American history and serves as a para-judicial officer for the U.S. District Court for Connecticut. Voigt also served in the Office of the Solicitor and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington D.C. before entering a private law practice in Connecticut, where he became a partner in the firm of McCarter & English. In the seminar, Voigt will explore the innovation and creative determination of various modernist painters, essential to America’s artistic definition of itself.
American modernist painters functioned as the bridge between realism and abstract expression, which emerged in the middle of the 20th Century. Many modernists began as realist painters, but the new techniques that involved altering planes, vantage points, and colors of realist images created bold new styles. Some of the modernist painters that will be discussed are Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and Milton Avery. Their artistic works still resonate to this day. Contact the event coordinator at [email protected] for any questions regarding the event.