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Ross Braught: Man of Imagination
May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ross Eugene Braught (1898-1983), once considered one of the premier artists of mid-twentieth century America, fell into relative obscurity upon his death. Recent exhibitions of his works and the publication of the book, Ross Eugene Braught: Man of Imagination, has created a renewed interest in his art placing him in the spotlight again.
Braught spent most of his professional life at the Kansas City Art Institute where he was Chairman of the Painting Department and twice served as President of the Institute. He was an outstanding instructor who influenced the career many students as well as his colleagues. He had an impact in the art of Jackson Pollock and Thomas Hart Benton considered him the “greatest draftsman of our generation.”
Braught was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and this presentation will chronicle his remarkable life beginning with the formative years in Carlisle and continuing until his death in Philadelphia. Many of his works (murals, paintings, drawings and lithographs) from public and private collections will be presented.