TITLE: Modigliani: A Life
SPEAKER: Meryle Secrest
EVENT DATE: 04/15/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
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Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was considered the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Gogh's. In Modigliani's time, his work was seen as an oddity: contemporary with the Cubists but not part of their movement. Meryle Secrest discusses her new book on the artist.
Speaker Biography: Meryle Secrest was born and educated in Bath, England, and now lives in Washington, D.C. She is the author of nine biographies, including books on Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvador Dali, art dealer Joseph Duveen and art historian Bernard Berenson and is the recipient of the 2006 National Humanities Medal.
SERIES: Books & Beyond