Paul Tucker discusses "Claude Monet: Endearing Myths about the Arch-Impressionist"
6:30 PM Wine and Cheese Reception
7:30 PM Lecture
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About the Lecture: Monet is arguably the most important landscape painter of the now internationally acclaimed group of artists who came to be known as the French Impressionists. We know much about him, but the general tenets of his life and art are riddled with myths, many of which he himself propagated. This talk will separate fact from fiction through close examination of his biography and detailed analysis of select works from his rich and diverse oeuvre.
About the Speaker: Paul Hayes Tucker is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he taught for 36 years after earning his Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University. Tucker specializes in 19th- and 20th century art, and is considered the world’s leading authority on Claude Monet. Tucker has written and edited 11 books, curated more than half a dozen international exhibitions, and received numerous academic awards. He now resided in Santa Barbara.