Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
Co-sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Library
The talk is free, but registration is required
Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University. Look for more Art in Focus talks in October.
Lewis C. Kachur
Professor of Art History, Kean University
Lewis will trace the initial New York reception of Parisian Surrealism from the early 1930s, with the recognition of Salvador Dalí's painting and public persona as a key aspect. Pollock's awareness of Dalí will be considered. Institutional backing for the movement, both in commercial galleries such as Julien Levy and Pierre Matisse and museums like the Wadsworth Atheneum and MoMA, played an important role in its reception. This interest acted as a beacon for the Surrealists who immigrated to New York during World War II.