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19th-Century American Painting Expert Will Give Talk At U.Va. On Artist James McNeil Whistler’s Work

January 29, 2003--

WHO: David Park Curry, curator of American arts, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

WHAT: "Style Wars: Whistler, Aestheticism, and Impressionism"

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160
University of Virginia

David Park Curry, curator of American arts at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is a specialist in 19th-century American painting. His U.Va. lecture, "Style Wars: Whistler, Aestheticism, and Impressionism," will draw from his forthcoming book on James McNeil Whistler. Re-examining Whistler's self-proclaimed rejection of Gustave Courbet's Realism, Curry’s lecture will explore how Whistler's work served as a link between Impressionism and the Aesthetic movement, two movements ordinarily considered distinct. In his tireless efforts to avoid being typecast, Whistler dissociated himself not only from Realism, but also from both of these movements, yet he synthesized all three.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Curry’s publications include, “American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915,” “Childe Hassam: An Island Garden Revisited” and the forthcoming "Style Wars: Whistler, Aestheticism, and Impressionism."

For details, contact Maurie McInnis at (434) 243-8651 or mcinnis@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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