TCU Library Welcomes Art History Professor Mark Thistlethwaite

1897_Hamilton (2)This presentation will focus on Edgar S. Hamilton (1869-1903) and his traditional academic-based style of art that was like no other at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This lecture is designed to help you gain a unique historical perspective from this young painter who declared, “I never allow myself to think otherwise than that someday I will be one of the greatest artists the world has ever seen…” (June 7, 1894).

The fascinating holdings of Edgar S. Hamilton include letters, paintings and drawings, which will be displayed during the presentation. Special Collections were presented with these holdings by Hamilton’s great-niece Evelyn Moore.

Hamilton’s career was not extraordinary, but typical of this time. And that is what makes it informative and intriguing today. More often than not, art history focuses on exceptional artists involved in avant-grade movements, but through these letters we encounter an artist who ignored modernist painting, such as Impressionism and embraced a more traditional style.

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Library Conference Room (B29)

This stimulating lecture is free to all. Refreshments will be served.



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