Frederic Clay Bartlett: Artist and Collector

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Frederic Clay Bartlett: Artist and Collector

10.00

Thursday February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

Frederic Clay Bartlett (1873-1953) was one of the first Americans to be admitted to the Royal Academy in Munich, and studied with leading European artists of the day before returning to Chicago in 1900.  Establishing his studio in the Fine Arts Building, he received a number of significant mural commissions and also completed numerous paintings which were exhibited at the Art Institute and elsewhere.  In the 1920s, he donated an important collection of post-Impressionist paintings to the Art Institute including the first works by Picasso, Degas, and Van Gogh to enter the museum collection.  In this lecture, Executive Director and Curator William Tyre will explore Bartlett’s career as both artist and collector and the impact it had on Chicago’s art scene.  A partner program of Art Design Chicago.

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