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Klimt ~ JUN 29

06292019HGK

There are more prints of the paintings of Gustav Klimt sold in America than any other painter. We will discuss Klimt's life and the controversies that have persistently swirled around his art (especially his portraits of women), and will also discuss his lesser-known landscapes. Presented by Van A. Harvey, Ph.D., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). 

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There are more reproductions of the paintings of Gustav Klimt sold in America than any other painter. Despite this, few of these buyers are aware that Klimt was a decorator of theaters throughout the Austria Empire, an avant-garde founder of the Viennese Secession, a painter whose major paintings were rejected by the Culture ministry and who then turned to woman's portraits and allegories.  Professor Harvey will discuss Klimt's background and the controversies that have persistently swirled around his art (especially his portraits of women), and will then discuss his lesser-known landscapes. Presented by Van A. Harvey, Ph.D., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). 

Van A. Harvey is Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) at Stanford University. Born in Hankow, China, he received a Ph.D. from Yale University in post-Enlightenment religious thought. Dr. Harvey has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, and distinguished teaching awards from both the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University. An expert on fin de siècle Vienna, Dr. Harvey has also taught in the University of Vienna Hochschule for international students.