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Elizabeth Korn: Her American Half-Life detail

September 23 – March 18

Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm

Reception on December 3, Sunday 2-4pm

The 1930s brought a remarkable group of German refugees to the United States whose contributions were to shape the cultural and scientific life of mid-20th century America.  

Elizabeth Korn (1900-1979) was one such artist. Born in Breslau, she fled Nazi Germany with her husband and son in 1939 because of their Jewish heritage. Settling in Jersey City, she continued to work as a portraitist and illustrator, joining the faculty at Drew University in New Jersey in the 1940s. During her time at Drew and after her retirement, Elizabeth painted in a number of styles ranging from abstract to works referencing classical motifs.

Korn’s art has been in a number of solo exhibitions in Europe and in New York galleries.  Her works are in private collections, at Drew, and the Whitney Museum. Her papers are in the Archives of American Art. This exhibition is curated by Larry Qualls and features a number of her works on loan from private collections.

Exhibition curator, Larry Qualls will join us for a talk and reception on Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm. 

Other events related to the exhibition include a reading from a children’s book that she illustrated is included on a November 12th Storybook program.  A performance of music by Kurt Weil is scheduled for March 18th.


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