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Thursdays, October 7 – October 28, 6 – 8pm


Camille Pissarro. Garden in Full Sunlight (detail), 1876. BF324. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

Art in Context courses connect works of art to history: What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time a piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?

About the Class

A leading figure in the impressionist and neo-impressionist movements, Camille Pissarro continually pushed the boundaries of his practice by experimenting with new techniques and ideas. He was not only a gifted painter but also a generous teacher, always sharing his discoveries with other artists. Pissarro greatly influenced Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh, and he worked closely with Degas and Cassatt. We will explore these artistic relationships with the goal of understanding more about the evolution of modern art in the late 19th century.

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Leslie Bowen

Bowen previously taught at Lebanon Valley College, where she received the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspirational Teaching. A painter, she exhibits extensively and has participated in programs at the Paris American Academy, the Salzburg International Summer Academy, and Southampton College in New York.