John Seed - West Coast AbEx: Postwar Abstraction in the San Francisco Bay Area (Online); Monday, May 17, 2021

Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00AM Pacific Time/1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:00 PM London Time

The Abstract Expressionist painters of the New York School—including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko—are world famous. But have you ever seen the works of Hassel Smith, Irene Pattison or James Budd Dixon? Learn about these artists and other Bay Area Abstract Expressionists in a one hour lecture.

This talk is part of our And Now for Something Different talk series with John Seed

Art historian John Seed presents a series of lectures on art and artists that you may not have heard of. Each one hour presentation will be followed by a short Q and A session.

John Seed is a Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History at Mt. San Jacinto College. After earning degrees in Art and Stanford and UC Berkeley—where he became familiar with Bay Area Art—Seed has spent over 25 years working as a researcher for a private dealer in Hawaiian and Southeast Asian art. Seed has recently written feature articles for Arts of Asia Magazine and Sotheby’s Asia.


About Our Online Classes:

  • Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings for seven days.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the presentation (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

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