Artist Hershberg Closes Art Workshops'
Art Workshops' 30th Anniversary celebration comes to a
close on Thursday, Dec. 9, with a visit from
internationally renowned artist Israel Hershberg. His
digital projection lecture, titled "On Paintings That Make
Him Cry: Epiphanies and Burning Ambitions," will begin at
5:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Mattin Center's F. Ross Jones
Building on the Homewood campus.
The presentation will feature works of Roman art from
Fayoum and Pompeii to masterpieces by Vermeer, Chardin,
Corot and Degas to pieces by more contemporary masters.
Hershberg, who is currently represented by the Marlborough
Gallery in New York, also will show some of his own recent
Hershberg was born in 1948 in a displaced persons camp
in Linz, Austria. In 1949 he emigrated to Israel with his
family and in 1958 moved with them to the United States,
where he attended the Brooklyn Museum School in New York.
He received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn and his master of fine arts from the
State University of New York in Albany.
Hershberg taught drawing and painting at the Maryland
Institute College of Art from 1973 to 1984 and taught
painting at the New York Academy of Art in 1984. Later that
year, he moved to Israel with his wife and family. He lives
and works in Jerusalem, where he is founder and artistic
director of the Jerusalem Studio School. His work has been
exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.
For more information, contact Craig Hankin, Art
Workshops director, at
email@example.com or 410-516-6705.
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