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The National Gallery
Wed 31 Aug 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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‘An American in Paris: 19th-century artists and the lure of modern art’ delivered by Amy Mechowski image

Join Amy Mechowski to explore the great influence of Paris on artists in ‘Gilded Age’ America as they travelled to the world’s artistic epicentre in search of training, professional careers, and fame.
From well-known artists whose work abounds in Europe (such as Mary Cassatt, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and John Singer Sargent) to those who are better known in the public collections of their country of birth (including Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and Cecilia Beaux), Amy will use a series of case studies to consider the impact of both Parisian modernity and the Academy on American artists in this decisive art historical moment. 

Image: Detail from John Singer Sargent, ‘Lord Ribblesdale’, 1902