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Member Connections - Bruce Jansson: Saving Gordon Jansson's Art, Zoom
Saving Gordon Jansson's Art, the Saga of a Trained Artist with Schizophrenia
Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 PM, Zoom
Join the Cultural Activities Committee and Member Bruce Jansson for a presentation on the art of his brother, Gordon Jansson.
This presentation will begin with a short testimonial by Ruth Weisberg Philly, Professor of Fine Arts at USC, who urged Bruce to get Gordon’s art into the world of art in the way that Johanna van Gogh put Vincent van Gogh’s art into the art world when he was mostly unknown.
Gordon lived from 1938 to 2002, leaving behind 700 works of art in his studio at his late parents’ farm in Southern Maryland. Gordon was a trained artist in a joint four-year program at the University of Pennsylvania (for art history) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (for studio art).
Bruce will share 15 oil paintings, etchings, watercolors of his art on the screen to give an overview of his art. Gordon viewed himself to be a post-impressionist artist in the mode of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pissarro, Monet, and other artists, but his art also had unique features. Bruce will relay some strategies that Johanna successfully used to get Vincent’s art into the art world, and discuss some challenges encountered by artists with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Bruce is currently writing a book about Gordon Jansson.
Registration is required to get the Zoom link.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM