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November 15, 2004
CONTACT: Amy Cowles

Artist Israel Hershberg to Speak at
Johns Hopkins University

Internationally renowned artist Israel Hershberg will speak "On Paintings That Make Him Cry: Epiphanies and Burning Ambitions" at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, in Room 101 of the Mattin Center s F. Ross Jones Building on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

A digital projection lecture, Hershberg s 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 will also 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, 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 back to Israel with his wife and family. His awards include the Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art (1991) and the Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Israel Art (1998). His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. He is currently represented by the Marlborough Gallery in New York. Hershberg lives and works in Jerusalem and is founder and artistic director of the Jerusalem Studio School.

To see samples of Israel Hershberg's work, visit www.marlboroughgallery.com/ARCHIVE_PAGES_n_JPGS/ hershbergs_pages/artwork.html, and www.forumgallery.com/2003/e_herschberg.htm. The Jerusalem Studio School Web site is www.jssart.com/.

Israel Hershberg's "On Paintings That Make Him Cry" is the concluding event of the Homewood Art Workshops' 30th Anniversary celebration. The talk is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Art Workshops director, Craig Hankin, chankin@jhu.edu or 410-516-6705.

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