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      September 18, 2019

      Wednesday   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      125 Symmes Drive
      Englishtown, New Jersey 07726

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      Abstract Expressionism: An Art Lecture by Fred Dixon, Monmouth County Library Headquarters (Manalapan)

      Abstract Expressionism was born in the 1940’s in lower Manhattan. It emerged out of years of despair from the Great Depression and WWII. It moved the capital of the art world from Paris to New York. Fred Dixon will present a documentary style lecture on the lives and art of the early champions of the movement – Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner, Willemm and Elaine de Kooning and two younger members Grace Hartigan and Helen Frankenthaler. Hear how art took over their lives and how none of them gave a whit about conventional mores.

      Fred Dixon and his wife, Martha, both docents at the Barnes, have traveled to the major museums in the US and Europe and to the great cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. This culminated in the publication of Fred’s book “700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.” It will be available for purchase and signing at the discounted price of $35 following this lecture.

      Cost: Free - Contact: Reference Staff 732 431 7220 x 7222

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Literary & Books

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