Presenter: Leslie Ava Shaw
Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley were the first African-American artists to be commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create portraits of a U.S. President and a First Lady. This Art Talk will present a sampling of more conventional presidential portraits, to compare those to the more contemporary works. A look at other paintings by the artists as well as an overview of their backgrounds, subjects and techniques will also be examined. Participants will be given the opportunity to offer their views about these paintings in the Zoom chat.
You will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the first presentation.
Leslie Ava Shaw is a transplant to the DMV from New York City who has conducted tours for the Whitney Museum of American Art, taught art history at the college level, and presented private tours of Chelsea galleries with a focus on contemporary art.