Speaker: Steve Finacom
Since the University of California moved to what is now Berkeley nearly 150 years ago, many artists and others have sought to visually portray our remarkable campus setting. Paintings, photographs, drawings, maps, and other illustrations abound, not only expressing the vision of their artistic creators but showing us the campus in now distant eras. This work of artistic creation continues today. The illustrated talk will explore these visual depictions of the campus--from highly realistic, to fantastical and whimsical--through scores of examples over the decades. We'll see art by the famous and the obscure presented in formats from elaborate oil paintings to rare photographs to everyday postcards, and learn how changing artistic styles and techniques influenced depictions of the campus.The speaker, Steven Finacom, worked for the Berkeley campus for three decades and has long been involved in studying and writing about the history of the University and Berkeley community.
Club Lecture: Steve Finacom
Friday, January 31, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
4:30 p.m. - Reception
5:00 p.m. - Presentation
600 p.m. - Optional Early Bird Dinner
There is no charge for attending the lecture.