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Picturing Paradise: From John James Audubon to the Florida Highwaymen

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Florida landscape has provided aesthetic inspiration to artists for centuries. Titian Ramsay Peale and John James Audubon came in search of native flora and fauna, followed by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Martin Johnson Heade, George Inness, Winslow Homer, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, who were lured by its natural beauty and warm climate. This presentation offers a succinct and engaging history of Florida’s landscape painters.

Keri Watson is an associate professor of art history at the University of Central Florida and co-executive editor for Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. She is the author of This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States (2023) and editor of the Routledge Companion to Art and Disability (2022).

Handicapped parking is available for free adjacent to the library. The program will be held in the Frances Kolonia Meeting Room- Classroom C. Light refreshments available before and after the program. A book signing and sale to follow the presentation. Funding for this Florida Talks program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 21 @ 11:00 am -
September 21 @ 12:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Keri Watson, Associate Professor of Art History, Keri Watson
Event Fee:
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Event Contact:

Sheryl Creech
(352) 789-7276

Event Venue:

Headquarters- Ocala Public Library
Venue Phone:
(352) 789-7276

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