Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sparhawk-Jones Lecture at the PAFA


Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, Shoe Shop, c. 1911, oil on canvas

Author Barbara Lehman Smith recently gave a lecture about the subject of her book, Elizabeth-Sparhawk Jones: The Artist Who Lived Twice, during the highly-successful Art-at-Lunch series of talks hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Thankfully, PAFA has uploaded the speech to their website so that everyone can hear more about the life of this talented but troubled artist (the speech, broken into two segments, can be heard by clicking on the play button of the appropriate clips in the right-hand column of the page). Around seven-and-a-half minutes into the first clip, Ms. Smith was even kind enough to mention this blog, and the previous article I had written on Sparhawk-Jones!

Woman with Fish, 1936-37, Oil on canvas.


1 comment:

Kristy Gordon said...

Wow, that's a great talk and was so cool when she read what you wrote about Sparhawk-Jones!