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Paul Cézanne: The Father of Modern Art – Online Course with JILL KIEFER, Ph.D.


Join Jill Kiefer, Ph.D. as she leads her Online Course series for BAC entitled: Paul Cézanne: The Father of Modern Art (6) Sessions: Tuesdays – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Dates: January 19 – February 23, 2021. Picasso believed Cézanne was “the father hovering over us” and Henri Matisse dubbed him “the father of us all”. Take this class to find out why!

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Although not widely appreciated until the last decade of his life, Paul Cézanne was the preeminent French artist of the Post-Impressionist era. Insisting that painting stay in touch with its material, virtually sculptural origins, he paved the way for the emergence of twentieth-century modernism, both visually and conceptually. His work constitutes the most powerful and essential link between the ephemeral aspects of Impressionism and the more materialist, artistic movements of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and complete Abstraction. His art also embraces the great art of the past in surprising ways. In this series, we’ll examine the context evolution, achievements and broad influence of this unique individual—as an artist and a man. Pablo Picasso believed Cézanne was “the father hovering over us” and Henri Matisse dubbed him “the father of us all”. Take this class to find out why!

Attendance/Absence/Tardiness Policy: If you are registered for the class, please make every effort to be on time and participate.

Electronic Device Policy: Students are asked to turn ringer tones on their cell phones off during class—and to take any essential calls on their cell phones outside of the virtual classroom.

Meet your Instructor: Jill Kiefer

Dr. Jill Kiefer is an art historianand teaching artist. She has developed and implemented comprehensive academic and lifelong learning programs at prestigious institutions in the USA and abroad. She was a member of the graduate faculty of the Humanities Dept. of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and also taught for Pasadena City College, Glendale College, the Palos Verdes Art Center and the University of New Mexico. She has received several “Best Faculty” awards and was a Federal Title V Grant Recipient four times for her work in Hybrid Learning. Jill is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and the Dean of Warnborough College’s Master’s and Doctoral programs in Cultural Art History, Fine Arts, and Media Studies. She also teaches art history and studio art for several lifelong learning programs in Westchester. Jill is a Past President of the Ossining Arts Council, and the Director of the Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon), an international, annual event held each summer in the United Kingdom. A published writer and artist, Jill has an impressive and extensive resume.  To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org

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