April 09, 2009
Roundtable Honoring Keith Crown to be held May 2 at the Society
Watercolorist Keith Crown has touched the lives of many people during his seventy years as an artist and teacher. Join some of these friends, family members, and colleagues as they share stories and memories of the artist during “Travels with Keith Crown: A Roundtable Discussion of the Life and Art of an Extraordinary Painter” on May 2 at 2:00 p.m. in The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Main Gallery.
“Travels with Keith Crown” complements the exhibit Keith Crown: A Retrospective, now on display in the Society’s Main Gallery. Although Crown has called Columbia home for 25 years, he spent 37 years teaching art at the University of Southern California after earning degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and serving in World War II. He also served as president of the National Watercolor Society, helped found the Los Angeles chapter of Artist’s Equity, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Watercolor USA Honor Society in 2003. Crown’s work hangs in museums and art centers across the country. He has been the subject of a biography, Keith Crown Watercolors, by Sheldon Reich, and his paintings and influences have been discussed by many authors during his career.
Society art curator Joan Stack will lead the discussion, as the panel provides personal insight into Crown’s aesthetic philosophy, working methods, and life history. “Travels with Keith Crown” is free and open to the public. The State Historical Society of Missouri is located in Ellis Library at the intersection of Hitt Street and Lowry Mall on the University of Missouri campus, with parking available in three nearby garages.
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