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Restless Enterprise: The Art & Life of Eliza Greatorex – With Dr. Katherine Manthorne
December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6:00 PM – 7 PM EST on Zoom
Post-Event Update: A video recording of this lecture can be found here.
ABOUT THIS EVENT Once called “the first artist of her sex in America,” Eliza Greatorex emigrated from Ireland and went on to document the Hudson Valley, NYC, Colorado, Germany, France, Italy and Morocco in paintings, prints, books and drawings. She did all this while supporting her four children as a single mother and championing the Women’s Movement. In this “Year of the Woman,” join Dr. Manthorne for this illustrated lecture highlighting episodes from her new book Restless Enterprise: The Art & Life of Eliza Greatorex (U. California Press, 2020). Katherine Manthorne, a specialist in modern art of the Americas, earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at the Graduate Center of City University of New York she was Director of the Research Center at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Her fellowships include Tyson Scholarship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Terra Foundation Professor, Free University, Berlin; and Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, University of Venice. Her scholarship had long focused on landscape and hemispheric dimensions of American art, beginning with Tropical Renaissance. North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879 (1989) and continuing in California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820 to 1930 (2017). Eager to better highlight the role of women within these developments, she has authored two new books: Women in the Dark: American Female Photographers 1850-1900 (Schiffer Publishing, 2020) and Restless Enterprise: The Art and Life of Eliza Pratt Greatorex (U. of California Press, 2020).