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Reception - Charles Griffin Farr: Formal Complexity

Charles Griffin Farr
Wed Oct 9, 2013, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sesnon Gallery, Porter College
Presented by: 
Art Department
Arts Division
History of Art & Visual Culture
Sesnon Gallery

Please join us for a public reception followed by an informal conversation with collectors and Potrero Hill residents about the work of American artist Charles Griffin Farr (1908-1997), currently on display at UCSC's Sesnon Gallery. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available.

Reception: 5:00–7:00 pm
Conversation: 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the Charles Griffin Farr Fund
Charles Griffin Farr (1908-1997) is considered a master of the American Realist tradition. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he studied in New York City and at the Academie Americaine in Paris. Farr began his move westward after serving in the army in World War II, arriving in San Francisco in 1948. He taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and held figure drawing sessions in his studio on Potrero Hill. Farr’s work can be found in the collections of UC Santa Cruz, the National Museum of American Art (Washington D.C.), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento), the Harrison Museum of Art (Logan, Utah), and numerous private collections.
Event is FREE
parking info: metered spaces available, permit required for unmetered spaces ($4)


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