“Woman Artists in the Hosek Collection of American Art,” Lecture

Published on: September 08, 2009

Rosemary Hickman, education director for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts will discuss Woman Artists in the Hosek Collection of American Art,” the museum is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “An American View: The Hosek Collection of American Art,” and Hickman will lecture on the perspective of women artists during that era.

 

“Women artists in the 19th century and early 20th century were often limited in their access to art instruction and patronage. Also, certain genres of painting were considered to be off-limits to women. Despite these constraints, women artists’ attained commercial success supported themselves and their families, and their work was widely collected and reproduced,” says Hickman.

 

“An American View: The Hosek Collection of American Art,” showcases works dating from 1856 to 1980, including landscapes, 19th- and 20th-century genre scenes, American Impressionist paintings, and works reproduced as illustrations in national publications. The collection also features the often

under-recognized work of women artists and illustrators, such as Lilly Martin Spencer, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Julie Hart Beers. This lecture will explore the careers of women artists in the 19th century, their subject matter, and their personal lives. 

 

For more information about any of Lone Star College-North Harris Fine Arts programs, call 281.618.5617.

 

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.

 

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 51,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.                                                

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Sept. 2, 2009