Greenwich Antiques Society welcomes guest lecturer

The Greenwich Antiques Society is pleased to welcome guest lecturer and biographer Meryle Secrest on Monday, Oct. 6, at 1:15 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive; refreshments immediately follow the lecture.

Ms. Secrest’s lecture, entitled Joseph Duveen: The Man Who Brought Art to America, will focus on Joseph Duveen (1869-1939), the most prominent and, perhaps notorious, art dealer of his day.

Mr. Duveen engineered transatlantic deals for masterpieces from Gainsborough and Rembrandt to Botticelli, Vermeer and Titian. His access to and influence over wealthy American industrialists, among them Samuel H. Kress, Andrew Mellon, John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, changed the course of collecting and made him a powerhouse responsible for the evolution of the most important private and public art collections in the United States, culminating in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Secrest, whose study was enriched by unique access to Mr. Duveen archives, goes beyond Mr. Duveen’s convoluted business dealings to investigate the complex personality of this brilliant salesman and explore the many facets of the man and the myth.

Ms. Secrest received the Presidential National Humanities Medal in 2006 and has published biographies of renowned figures in art, architecture and music.

Admission for non-members of the Greenwich Antiques Society is $20. Space is limited. For reservations and information contact [email protected] or 203-869-6437.

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