Elizabeth Keith, Chinese Actor (1924)
In conjunction with the current exhibition Visual Journals From Asia: The Early 20th Century Prints and Etchings of Paul Jacoulet, Elizabeth Keith & Lilian Miller, this lecture explores the lives, artistic careers, and popular appeal of three Western print artists active in East Asia in the middle decades of the 20th century. It complicates orthodox notions of Orientalism by addressing issues of gender, sexual orientation and the joint artistic creation of Westerners and East Asians.
Dr. Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He also recently served as Curator of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs at Pacific Asia Museum. Dr. Brown publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art. He is the author of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America (Tuttle, 2013); Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints (Hotei, 2003); and Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui’s Masterpieces (2004). Dr. Brown’s curatorial and prose contributions to exhibition catalogues include Shin Hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan (LACMA, 1996); Light in Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945); Between Two Worlds: the Life and Art of Lilian May Miller (Pacific Asia Museum, 1998); A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists (Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2002); and Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia and Deco (Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2002). He received a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University.
Free Admission. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.