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Tuesdays, January 22 – April 23, 6 – 9pm

Paul Cézanne. The Large Pear (detail), 1895–1898. BF190. Public Domain.

$500; members $450;
with accreditation through PAFA $1,475 (3 credits)

(14 classes)

Class is full; to be wait-listed, email us. Scholarships are still available.

About the Class

Perhaps no painter has captured the interest of modern artists and viewers the way Paul Cézanne has. Henri Matisse called him the “father of us all” and Pablo Picasso “my one and only master.” This course will trace the development of Cézanne’s groundbreaking style, consider him in relationship to the traditions on which he drew as well as to his contemporaries, and discuss his lasting impact on the art that followed.

Capacity: 18


William Perthes

Perthes is the Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes. He has taught courses at the Barnes as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and West Chester and Villanova Universities. His scholarship focuses on American modernism and the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell.