Class: Kerrin Meis - American Expatriate Artists: Copley to Cassatt

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
photo of art history teacher Kerrin Meis

Three Fridays: Oct 11, 18 & 25 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • $110

Was it the lure of Europe that was irresistible or was it lack of opportunity at home that prompted artists to live abroad?  We begin with John Singleton Copley in the eighteenth century and end our survey with Mary Stevenson Cassatt. We analyze the work of Copley, Benjamin West  and Gilbert Stuart, moving on with a certain luxury of detail to the work of James Abbott Mc Neill Whistler. We then look at John Singer Sargent--especially the fascinating works beyond portraiture, a number of American artists captivated by Venice and Cassatt's affinity with Degas, Manet and the French Impressionists.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and has lead study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been favorites for years.

What Students Are Saying about Kerrin Meis

I love that Kerrin discusses little known sites and anecdotes. She makes you want to get out your map and go off the beaten path. Recently we knew the Jeopardy answer “What is the Stone of Scone?” because of her!!! Kerrin is magic. – Vikki D.

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