John Seed - Bay Area Figuration: A Hybrid Style (Recording) - Free!

 Date recorded: Monday, March 22, 2021

Join art writer John Seed for a discussion of the Bay Area Figurative style. Seed will talk about the abstract roots of the style and how artist David Park made an artistic U-turn towards figuration after taking a load of work to the dump. Other artists to be mentioned include Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Brown, Elmer Bischoff and Nathan Oliveira, all of whom Seed either met or studied with.

John Seed is a Professor Emeritus at Mt. San Jacinto College who holds degrees in Studio Art from Stanford University and UC Berkeley. During his 35 year teaching career Seed also taught Theory and Criticism in the MFA program of Laguna College of Art and Design. A noted writer and independent curator Seed is the author of Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World as well as numerous blogs and articles.

Sign up for the Past Free Recordings Archive to watch all past free class recordings.  You’ll only need to register one time to access all the recordings in the archive.


About Our Past Free Classes:

  • This is a recording of a past free event that will not expire and you may watch unlimited times.
  • There is no Zoom link, only a recording, because this event was in the past.
  • Sign up for the archive one time only to access all the recordings.  
  • Find the Past Free Recording Archive button on your Online Class Groups page and a link in your email registration confirmation.

This class is part of the Past Free Recordings Archive.  Click the red play button to view the archive.