Date - September 23, 2018
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
The American artist and muralist Richard Haas will talk about his early work, influences, and printmaking techniques. A celebratory reception with wine and cheese will immediately follow.
Lecture gallery doors open at 3 pm. Advance registration required as seating is limited.
RSVP to Laura by Friday, September 21.
Free for Bruce members; $15 for non-members.
Reservations can be made on the Bruce Museum website. Be sure to sign in to register as a member.
From the website brucemuseum.org:
EXPRESSIONISM IN PRINT: THE EARLY WORKS OF RICHARD HAAS, 1957-64
June 23 – October 21
Richard Haas’s expansive oeuvre is predominantly marked by trompe l’oeil murals and detailed renderings of New York City’s architecture. But before he began recording urban landscapes, Haas sought inspiration from German Expressionist printmakers and Abstract Expressionist painters.
Included in the exhibition are prints produced between 1957 and 1964—a seven-year period that, in many ways, encapsulates the artist’s graphic evolution. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a city heavily settled by German immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries, Haas began studying German Expressionism. Informed by the emotive woodcuts of Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, and Erich Heckel, Haas’s large-scale prints include abstract portraits of European artists and great thinkers.
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT