The Salmagundi Club Presents ‘A Triumphant Triad: Sargent, Sorolla & Zorn’ ~ a Lecture by Neill Slaughter




From L-R, Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

The historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village will open its doors to a lecture by artist/member Neill Slaughter entitled, A Triumphant Triad: Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00pm

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), and Anders Zorn (1860-1920) became internationally renowned during their life time, primarily as artists who painted portraits, preserving for posterity a wide array of individuals ranging from fellow artists to the aristocracy of Great Britain and Europe; from Lords and Ladies to Kings and Queens ~ as well as the robber barons of America, and even U.S. Presidents. They were friends and contemporaries at the height of their fame in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Self-portrait, artist Neill Slaughter. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

Eventually, all three grew weary of the demands of commissioned portraiture, dealing with pompous and prickly personalities, preferring instead to paint landscapes or seascapes, often populated with peasants, family and friends. All three were internationally famous, yet all three fell into obscurity after their deaths.

Now, with a re-appreciation of their work, The Salmagundi Club presents Neill Slaughter, A Triumphant Triad: Sargent Sorolla and Zorn ~ a lecture to be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 6:00pm. $10 admission and RSVP to email: The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue between 11th/12th Streets in Greenwich Village.

About the Speaker ~ Artist Neill Slaughter graduated with a BFA degree in 1975 from the University of Georgia and an MFA in 1978 from Indiana University. Professor Slaughter has taught fine arts courses at the university level as well as exhibiting his drawings and paintings nationally and internationally for more than forty years. Having also lived and taught abroad as well as traveling extensively throughout the world, Slaughter’s paintings often reflect the social conditions of his surroundings. Among his awards and honors, Professor Slaughter has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Scottish Arts Council Grant, an LMU Research Grant to Africa and a Fulbright Fellowship to India. In 2003, Professor Slaughter was presented with the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching granted by Long Island University, and in 2008 he mounted a thirty-year retrospective, which included a full color catalogue.

For more on Joaquin Sorolla, visit the Sorolla Gallery in recently renovated Hispanic Society of America.

For more on John Singer Sargent, visit The Morgan Library for the exhibition, John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal on view through January 12, 2020.

For more on the historic Salmagundi Club.