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Five Fabulous Women Artists

September 9, 2012

Artist and educator Marlene Aron will present the program Five Fabulous Women Artists of the 1800s at 2pm on Sunday, September 9 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.  There is no charge for this event.

View over eighty slides of the beautiful and inspiring art of five fabulous women artists of Paris in the 1800's: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Marie Bracquemond, Eva Gonzales, and Camille Claudel.  These women, with their wonderful paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, were among the leading Avant-Garde artists of their day, creating work that was strong, beautiful, delicate and personal.  They exhibited in the Paris Salon and the World Exposition in Paris -- three of them alongside Pissarro, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Sisley in the first Impressionist exhibitions in the mid-1870's.  The work of sculptor Camille Claudel was of such strength and imagination, it was unrivaled by anyone during her time.  Rodin said of Claudel: "Her work is as good as mine!"  Come view the work of these five fabulous women artists and take a journey through the lives and artistry of some of the movers and shakers of the Impressionist movement of Paris in the 1800's.

Marlene Aron is an artist, educator and published poet.  She was educated in The Netherlands at the Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten and in the United States, receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts.  Her work is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art and has been featured in Sculpture magazine.  Ms. Aron taught art and art history and has given lectures, workshops and courses on Van Gogh for fifteen years in universities, museums, libraries, art centers, retirement homes and private schools.  

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series.