History of Impressionism

Date: March 24, 2014Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A History of Impressionism 

A brief introduction to the Impressionism movement which begins with the Realist precursors Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet and highlights the principal members: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley and Gustave Caillebotte.  


Instructor:  Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D., an art historian is the director of the New York Arts Exchange, an arts education service, and she teaches art history at Purchase College and Mercy College.  Her essays on Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism are available at http://arthistory/about.com and www.smarthistory.khanacademy.org.  


The Ruth L. & Henry H. Renard Active Retirement Lecture Series. 
Each week a different, provocative presenter or performer. 
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