Art History Scholar to Talk on 1930s Cartoon

UPDATE! Professor Gregory Clark’s lecture is Thursday, January 25, at 5:00 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall.

Tuscaloosa.–Professor of art history Gregory Clark will give a public lecture on Thursday, January 25, at 5:00 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall on UA campus. Dr. Clark will present a highly engaging and multimedia presentation, “Max and Dave Fleischer’s Betty Boop: A 20s Flapper Marooned in the Depression-Era 30s.” Dr. Gregory Clark will lecture Jan. 22, 2018.

Gregory Clark is Professor of Art History at Sewanee where he has taught since 1989. Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University. He is a scholar of early American animation, and he is a dynamic lecturer on this topic.

Professor Clark’s published scholarship has centered on manuscript illumination in northern France and the southern Netherlands in the fifteenth century. In addition to numerous articles, he has published four books since 1997. The first was a commentary on a Book of Hours made in Bruges, Belgium, around 1455. Three years later, Clark published a monograph on the Ghent Privileges Master, a book painter active in the southern Netherlands from around 1440 to 1460. His study on the Spitz Hours, a manuscript made in Paris around 1420, was published in 2003 by the J. Paul Getty Trust. In 2010, Clark saw to press a commentary volume to accompany the complete facsimile produced by ADEVA of Graz, Austria, of the Da Costa Hours, a masterpiece of about 1515 by the celebrated book painter Simon Bening of Ghent and Bruges.

Dr. Gregory Clark will lecture Jan. 22, 2018.Dr. Clark’s lecture is part of the Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series,  sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama. To see our past and future visiting artists and scholars, click here

Smith Hall, 427 6th Ave, Tuscaloosa, is a four minute walk from the Campus Drive Parking Deck and Bus Hub on Hackberry Lane. Information about visitor parking is available here: Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours.