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Internationally Recognized American Art Expert To Speak Nov. 30

November 8, 2000 -- Jules David Prown, the Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the history of art at Yale University and an internationally recognized authority on American art, will lecture at the University of Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 160.

Prown’s talk, "Friends and Rituals: Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley and Charles Willson Peale," is sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art. A reception will follow in the Fayerweather Hall Gallery.

West was the first American-born painter to attain international fame. Peale, the founder of a dynasty of American painters, was the leading painter in Baltimore in the early national period. Prown’s two-volume study of Copley is the standard work on the artist know for his famous portrait of Paul Revere.

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