Eric Jean-Luc Kerke : recovering the Beaux-Art

Designing a fine art academy for the 21st century


Nov 8, 2022 6:00 PM


Smith library


Salmagundi Library Committee


Open to the public; up to 30 people
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$15 | General admission
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About the Event

Over the last couple of years, traditional aesthetics and classicism has blossomed in the art world. With the overabundance of electronic media, our human senses seek solitude and beauty which can only come from the traditional arts. Join us for a riveting presentation on the history of the fine art academies, human perception and an architectural proposal for a new fine art academy in New York City.

About the Speaker

Eric Jean-Luc Kerke is an architectural designer and painter living in Northern New Jersey. His constant search for the classical lead him to complete Grand Central Atelier’s core painting program and receive his Masters of Architecture from Notre Dame University. He received multiple awards and scholarships; the Castagna Architectural Scholarship at Notre Dame University, a GCA Scholarship for Excellence in Composition and travel scholarships to Rome, Paris and Colonial Williamsburg from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Architectural designer and painter, Eric Kerke in a blue suit and bowtie
An illustration of the American Academy of Classical Art