AuthorsLive: Cezanne biographer Alex Danchev
Greenwich Library partners with the Bruce Museum to co-sponsor a talk by Alex Danchev on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium, as part of the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series.
Danchev will discuss Cézanne, a major biography of the brilliant work and restless life of Paul Cezanne, delivering not only the artist's fascinating years of struggle but also his ongoing and vivid life as one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. Danchev, with brisk intellect, rich documentation from primary sources, tells the story of an artist who was never accepted in to the Salon National de Artists Français; he was considered a revolutionary at best, and a barbarian who left paintings unfinished at worst.
Danchev was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and London. He is the author of a number of highly acclaimed biographies, including George Braque: A Life. Most recent books are a collection of essays, On Art and War and Terror and 100 Artists' Manifestos. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and the Times Higher Education. Danchev is Professor of International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Cézanne is Danchev's first book to be published in the United States.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing at all events through Diane's Books. Free and open to all, but seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive or contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933.