Recognized American Art Expert To Speak Nov. 30
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,
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.
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. Prowns
two-volume study of Copley is the standard work on the artist know
for his famous portrait of Paul Revere.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298