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William Agee, Walter Darby Bannard and Frank Stella with Karen Wilkin: Hans Hofmann, A Closer Look

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

Hofmann’s influential role as a teacher often overshadows his own achievement as an artist. The exhibition, Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper from the 1940s, at the New York Studio School, November 1, 2012 through January 5,2013, is the starting point for this panel discussion on Hofmann the painter, not the pedagogue.

William Agee: Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History, Hunter College. Specialist in American modern art from 1900 to 1970. Author of numerous publications in conjunction with exhibitions he has organized on Stuart Davis, Morgan Russell, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Fairfield Porter, Donald Judd, Sam Francis, Tony Smith,Alfred Jensen, among others.

Walter Darby Bannard: Artist and writer. Professor and Head of Painting, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami. Represented in major collections nationally and internationally and subject of over one hundred solo exhibitions. Curated Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective Exhibition, co-sponsored by the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Frank Stella: New York-based artist. Awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2009. Sculpture, paintings and works on paper included in museum collections throughout the world. Major retrospectives in Europe, the United States and Japan. Frank Stella delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University in 1984, which were later published under the title Working Space.

Karen Wilkin: (Moderator) Independent curator and critic, specializing in 20th century modernism. Curator of numerous exhibitions internationally, and author of monographs on Stuart Davis, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler and Hans Hofmann. Currently teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program at the New York Studio School.

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