Elaine de Kooning: A Genie of Gesture, 3/24/2021 @ 7 pm

Wednesday, March 24 @ 7-8:15 pm via Zoom
Speaker: Janet Mandel, Arts Educator

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x-5-UugUSS6CU-c3e6deNA

Bold, flamboyant Elaine de Kooning has lived in the shadow of her famous husband Willem for too long. Associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement, de Kooning also brought the animated and dramatic gesture of these modernist images to her many figurative works. Her portraits, sports scenes, and animal studies are as energetic and multi-dimensional as her non-representational works. This talk will familiarize you with her unconventional life and vibrant, spectacular paintings.

About Our Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.