Friday, August 29

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

“Reading the War News” (1915)
"A celebrated raconteur and art activist, the long-lived Theresa Bernstein may be the only artist to have made and exhibited work in every decade of the twentieth century. Exhibiting during the 1910s, Bernstein witnessed critics compare her work to that of Robert Henri and his circle for its forceful brushwork and realist approach. ... The exhibition will communicate many dimensions of the complex urban metropolis that is New York as well as the life of Gloucester, MA, the small seacoast town and artist colony, where Bernstein and her husband worked during the summers. Themes include Bernstein’s observations of political activism such as woman’s suffrage; economic hardship as shown by out-of-work women at an employment office; spiritual life as exemplified by people in the congregation of a Polish immigrant church; and cultural pursuits by artists from visual to musical performers."
Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art (Video)
W - Theresa Bernstein
NY Times: A Long Life Lived in the Shadow of Others
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YouTube: Gail Levin Explains the Origins and Inspiration for "Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art", Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art Gallery Exhibit