JOHN SINGER SARGENT: A NEW COSMOPOLITANISM
RoundTable is thrilled to welcome back Columbia University Art History professor, Page Knox, for this special event! Join professor Knox for a deep dive into the life and works of artist, John Singer Sargent.
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One of America’s most beloved painters, John Singer Sargent was a multi-dimensional artist, who documented the Gilded Age in his commissioned portraits, while also creating radical genre scenes, landscapes and informal sketches of friends and colleagues. This lecture highlights a number of Sargent’s most iconic images, discussing paintings as well as sketches and drawings that reveal his long term engagement with the art of portraiture as well as with contemporary movements in the arts, music, literature and the theatre. Exploring his time in Paris, London and America, the talk offers a window into the art and life of this cosmopolitan ex-patriot who captured the zeitgeist of his era.
Monday, December 6th
John Singer Sargent:
A New Cosmopolitanism
2:00 PM EST – Online
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Meet the Moderator
Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works contractually in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met. Page graduated from Yale University and was a double major in Art History and Economics. Upon graduation, Page spent her twenties in the financial world. Before returning to graduate school, she worked at the Yale Center for British Art.
At Columbia, she received a PhD with a focus in American Art, while her minor field was Renaissance painting, specifically Leonardo da Vinci. Her dissertation, “Scribner’s Monthly 1870-1881: Illustrating a New American Art World,” explored the significant expansion of illustration in print media during the 1870s, using Scribner’s Monthly as a lens to examine how the medium changed the general aesthetic in American art in the late nineteenth century. She continues to publish and lecture at various conferences on the subject and is a contributing author for a recently released textbook on the History of Illustration. In addition to her Art Humanities class, she also teaches summer courses at Columbia that focus on American Art and Trans-Atlantic Exchange from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.