Thursday, March 27th – 7:00 p.m.
Vincent Van Gogh, His Life & Art:
A Talk by Marlene Aron

vincent-van-gogh-self-portraitA fabulous journey into the life and art of this amazing artist who created over 2000 works of art in the last ten years of his life.  Artist and educator Marlene Aron will show over one hundred slides, including childhood drawings, rarely seen early works on paper, and paintings from his Impressionist years in Paris to his final years in the South of France and north to Auvers-sur-Oise.

You will hear stories of Van Gogh’s  life, his childhood, places he lived and jobs he held before he became an artist.  An in-depth look at one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the 19th Century, whose vivid use of color and expressive brush strokes was to influence generations of artists, and paved the way to the Modern Art Movement of the 20th Century and beyond.

Marlene Aron, artist, educator, and published poet, was herself educated in The Netherlands at the Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten and in the United States at the California College of Arts and Crafts, from which she received her Master of Fine Arts.  She began researching the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh in 1974, and has presented lectures, workshops and courses on Van Gogh’s art in museums, universities, art centers, libraries, retirement homes and private schools.  Her own art has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art.