Highlights of Central to Their Lives by Dr. Carolyn J. Brown

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists from the Johnson Collection
On view: July 28 – October 13, 2019 | Organized by the Johnson Collection

A stunning collection that ranges from the 1890s through the 1960s, the paintings in Central to Their Lives tell many stories, both about the subjects depicted and the painters themselves. All the women artists represented are from the South, but many had to travel North to pursue their study of art or paint under a pseudonym in order to exhibit. Dr. Carolyn J. Brown, author of The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark, will share the stories of several of the artists included in the exhibition, focusing on Kate Freeman Clark, whose education and experience typifies many of the struggles and obstacles women painters faced at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

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