Moran and Chase : two American masters

Sep 13, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
skylight gallery

Salmagundi Program Committee

Open to the public
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$10 | General admission
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About the Event

Join Professor Emeritus Neill Slaughter to learn about how an English born artist helped convince Congress to declare Yellowstone our first National Park and how the foremost art teacher in NYC in the late 19th century, whose students included among a plethora of others, George Bellows, Charles Demuth, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keefe, decided to inaugurate the first plein-air painting summer school in America in Southampton NY.

About the Speaker

Artist Neill Slaughter graduated with a BFA degree in 1975 from the University of Georgia and received his MFA in 1978 from Indiana University. Professor Slaughter has taught fine arts courses at the university level as well as exhibited his drawings and paintings nationally and internationally for more than forty years. Having also lived and taught abroad as well as traveling extensively throughout the world, Slaughter’s paintings often reflect the social conditions of his surroundings. Among his awards and honors, Professor Slaughter has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Scottish Arts Council Grant, an LMU Research Grant to Africa and a Fulbright Fellowship to India. In 2003 he was presented the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching granted by Long Island University, and in 2008 he mounted a thirty-year retrospective, which included a full color catalogue. In 2017 Slaughter was granted Professor Emeritus status by Long Island University following his retirement, and in 2022 Slaughter mounted a fifty-year retrospective.

Man with white hair and a suit and tie at a lectern, presenting a slideshow with paintings of men with big beards.
Man with cloak and a long, bushy, gray beard rests a hand on a railing.
Thomas Moran by William Merritt Chase