This lecture, featuring guest curator Alissa Anderson Campbell, will explore why Francis De Erdely consistently painted portraits and figurative work, even during a period where abstraction was the favored style in America. While De Erdely’s technique evolved and changed throughout his career, he was committed to the figure as a way of addressing social and political issues of the period. De Erdely never fit into one specific style, but incorporated concepts of expressionism, social realism, and cubism. His paintings and drawings of everyday people in and around Los Angeles are particularly poignant.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
Lit to Life at LAM: Carmela Full of Wishes
Bring literature to life during a participatory story time that will have you making and moving!
Artist Walk-through with Gerard Basil Stripling
Join Gerard Basil Stripling for an artist-lead walk-through of his new exhibition Work and Soul: 2 Decades of Practice.
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