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Art Palm Beach 2016 Lecture Series - Central American Modernism

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Art Palm Beach 2016 Lecture Series - Central American Modernism

Time: January 22, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center
Street: 650 Okeechobee Boulevard
City/Town: West Palm Beach
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Phone: (305) 490-4584
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Next Level Fairs
Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2015

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Image Courtesy of Suzanne Snider

Central American Modernism: Overlooked and Undervalued

Presentation by Suzanne Snider, Curator, Author  & Art Historian

Ms. Snider is the author of upcoming book Central American Modernism to be published by Caps and Bells.  Most of the Modernist artists of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama traveled to Europe, Mexico, the US and South America to experience Modernism.  They returned and merged what they learned with their own cultures, including indigenous and pre-Columbian.  They created unique and spectacular works.  Armando Morales, Carlos Merida, Francisco Zuniga are recognized, but there are many more to be introduced. For three years Ms. Snider has been researching the top artists born before 1940.  She traveled widely through the region attending events in each country meeting artists, the families of deceased artists, gallerists, historians and museums.  The book includes an essay about Modernism in each nation and then 6 of the most interesting or influential artists from each of those nations will be highlighted with biographies and lots of photographs of the works. 

Suzanne Snider, curator of the Ford Art Gallery, has been working with Central American artists for 15 years, meeting with many of them in their studios.  The artists include:  Alejandro Aróstegui, Rodolfo Abularache, Cesar Izquierdo, Elmar Rojas, Armando Morales, Hugo Palma-Ibarra, Marcia Salas, and Benjamin Cañas (through his widow, Dora Cañas).

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