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Rachel Stern: Artistic and Personal Decisions under a Repressive Regime. The Artist Fritz Ascher (Berlin 1893-1970)

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

Fritz Ascher, Two Sunflowers
Fritz Ascher, Two Sunflowers, 1959, White gouache and black ink over watercolor on paper, 24.5 x 17.6 in (62.5 x 44.8 cm). Signed in blue ballpoint pen in lower right corner. Private Collection. Photo: Malcolm Varon, New York, 1995

This lecture discusses the œuvre of the German Jewish artist Fritz Ascher (Berlin, 1893-1970) in the context of his contemporaries.

Rachel Stern is the Director and CEO of The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc. in New York. Born and educated in Germany, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a NEA grant recipient. Her recent book, The Expressionist Fritz Ascher, was co-edited with Ori Z. Soltes and published by Wienand.

This lecture coincides with the exhibition “Beauteous Strivings: Fritz Ascher–Works on Paper,” curated by Karen Wilkin, at the New York Studio School, on view until December 3, 2017, and the international retrospective “The Expressionist Fritz Ascher” that is currently traveling in Germany.

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