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Art Lecture: Chaim Soutine and His Friendship with Amedeo Modigliani

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The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will offer another in its ongoing series of art lectures on Wednesday, January 16, 2013; at 1 PM when it presents Professor Maurice Mahler speaking about “Chaim Soutine and His Friendship with Amedeo Modigliani.” The cost of the program is $5.00 for Museum members, $7.00 for non-members.


Born in Belorussia in 1893, the 10th child of a Jewish family. Soutine immigrated to Paris (where he met and became friendly with Modigliani) and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.  He soon developed a highly personal vision and technique and made a major contribution to the expressionist movement.  In February, 2006, his painting Le Beouf Ecorch (Piece of Beef) sold $13.8 million dollars at auction.


Professor Mahler will talk about Soutine, including his friendship with Modigliani.  A film about Soutine will be shown, followed by a discussion.  Professor Mahler lectures at Rutgers Adult Education Program in Freehold and also at Monroe Township’s Adult Education Program.


The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive in Freehold.  It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is handicapped accessible.  For more information call 732-252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org.  Tickets may be purchased online.

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