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Forever Young: Great Artists Who Left Us Early

This course is dedicated to famous artists whose lives were cut short, be it by illness, accident, war, or suicide. Among them, we find such legends as Masaccio, Raphael, Parmigianino, Caravaggio, Watteau, Géricault, Seurat, Van Gogh, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Egon Schiele, Modigliani, Juan Gris, Eva Hesse, Yves Klein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Noah Davis. These artists had fervent ambitions and immense talent, but unfortunately, their lives were tragically shortened before they could fully realize their potential. While their premature deaths may have played a part in festooning their iconic status, it is impossible to ignore the groundbreaking work they produced during their short lives. Despite their untimely ends, their artistic legacies live on, reminding us of the fleeting nature of life and the power of artistic expression. As Longfellow famously stated, “Art is long, and Time is fleeting.” 

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A foundation in art history
  • Familiarity with well-known artists from a variety of eras and genres

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals

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  • Fall 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Sep 30 - Nov 18
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Midtown Center