Gallery Lecture: “Rediscovering Joseph Stapleton” with Robert Solomon

Joseph Stapleton, For Bonnie Re, 1977, crayon and watercolor on paper

This lecture will explore the professional career of second generation abstract expressionist artist Joseph Stapleton (1921-1994). Stapleton studied at the League with Will Barnet and Morris Kantor and later taught at Pratt and the League. His work integrated his skill as a draftsman with the gestural painting techniques of Abstract Expressionism. Solomon brings to the discussion his own personal recollections of Stapleton as both his Pratt instructor and mentor. Robert Solomon is a Boston-based artist and art historian (MFA 2016 Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, BFA 1974 Pratt Institute), whose research focuses on mid-twentieth century American art history. He is currently writing a book on Stapleton.

Free and open to the public

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