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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 6, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 14
Artist Hershberg Closes Art Workshops' Celebration

The Homewood 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 work.

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 or 410-516-6705.


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