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Tuesdays, October 29 – November 19, 1 – 3pm


Jules Pascin. Figures and Cat in Park (detail), 1916. BF629. Public Domain.

$200; members $180

(4 classes)

Class is full; to be wait-listed, email us.

About the Class

Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine, and Pascin were not only important impressionist and post-impressionist artists but also Jewish artists. How did their faith influence their outlook and their artwork? This class explores the lives and work of four foreign-born French artists who had a profound effect on their century and our own.

Capacity: 18


Marshall Portnoy

Portnoy is cantor emeritus of Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA. He began studying art at the Barnes in 1995 and has served as a docent since 2012. At the Barnes, he has concentrated on Jewish art, Dr. Barnes and music, and on the study of Dr. Barnes’s acquisition of real estate on Latch’s Lane. A Yale graduate, he holds advanced degrees in sacred music and general musicology.