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    The New Deal Artists Who Became Modern Masters with Joan Lipton, Ph.D.

    Presented by at The Society of the Four Arts

    August 16, 2017

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    The New Deal Artists Who Became Modern Masters with Joan Lipton, Ph.D.

    An in-depth discussion of the federally-funded artists during the great depression who provided a hopeful view of life during economic trials. Workshop includes lunch.

    Return to the 1930s and 1940s to learn about FDR’s Works Progress Administration (WPA), which included thousands of artists who attempted to raise the spirits of downtrodden Americans through art, and earn needed paychecks for themselves. Among the painters included are Romare Bearden, Thomas Hart Benton, Marsden Hartley, Willem de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn and the Soyer Brothers. Be informed and surprised by these artists whose early work was born of the Great Depression, but went on to become artistic luminaries.

    About the Instructor
    Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an independent lecturer and art historian who has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey. She is pleased to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with Four Arts audiences in topics ranging from artists of the Renaissance to the 20th century. She has an M.A. from Hunter College, New York, with a specialization in the Renaissance and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20t- century art.

    Due to limited space reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email

    The Society of the Four Arts

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    Palm Beach, FL 33480

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