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David Dunlop: A lecture on Georgia O’Keeffe

By Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

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As part of the LMMM’s Lecture Series, “Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s” David Dunlop will present, The Roots of American Women Modernists with Georgia O'Keeffe a lecture on October 17, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT.

In his talk at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, David Dunlop will explore the world of Georgia O’Keeffe and her adventure in painting, education, and community; a microcosm of a modernist woman's triumph of personal imagination over a sexist culture. Mr. Dunlop’s lecture will also discuss how the elevation of the artist to celebrity status marked a reason for excluding women from a role which had been more accessible to them, when artists were seen as skilled artisans and not talented celebrities.

Apart from the changes in the late 19th century with new sciences and technologies popularizing ideas, like universal suffrage, a variety of women influenced a new direction. Two of the most connected to advancing change were Berthe Morisot and Georgia O'Keeffe. Berthe Morisot, co-exhibitor with the Impressionists and, Georgia O'Keeffe with the modernists of Stieglitz's circle, were pioneers in a culture of oppressiveness toward women who had ambition and insight. Both received instruction from the finest minds of their time. Both held close personal friendships with the tastemakers and artists of the future. Both contributed innovatively to the evolution of modern art at its start.

David Dunlop is a renowned landscape painter, art historian, lecturer, teacher and national television host. He has been a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a host of a 13-part PBS television series, "Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop," where he took viewers from New England to Provence to explore the homes, studios and works of art of some of the most celebrated American and French impressionists of the 20th century.

A graduate of New York's Pratt Institute, Dunlop holds a Master of Fine Arts. His work is represented in more than 50 corporate collections including Aetna Insurance, Champion, Chemical Bank, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, Delta Airlines, Ernst & Young, Exxon, Fortune Brands, GE Capital, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Mobil Gas, NYNEX, PepsiCo, Reader’s Digest, Smith Barney as well as the U.S. State Department.

One-Person Exhibitions have included: “Metamorphosis”- 2011; “Landscapes & Cityscapes”- 2009; “Oil & Steel”- 2007; also solo exhibitions 2004-5-6, The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT & Great Barrington, MA; “New Directions” - 2011; “Recent Work” - 2010; “Sources of Inspiration”-2009; Solo exhibitions 2000-2008, The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL; “New York City and CT Scenes,” Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, 2010; “Oil Paintings on 23K Gold Leaf, Aluminum, Steel & Copper” - 2010, 2008; Solo exhibitions 2006, 2004, 2002, Attic Gallery, Portland, OR; and “Director’s Choice,” Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT - 2010 and 1999.

LMMM’s 2012 programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from LMMM’s Distinguished Benefactors: Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown.

For lecture information and reservations, contact: 203-838-9799 ext. 4, RSVP by Oct.12. Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the Mansion. Lunch courtesy of Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers.

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