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Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Maxwell King & Louise Lippincott

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Headshots of Louise Lippincott and Maxwell King next to the cover art for "American Workman."

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American Workman presents a comprehensive, novel reassessment of the life and work of one of America’s most influential self-taught artists, John Kane. With a full account of Kane’s life as a working man, including his time as a steelworker, coal miner, street paver, and commercial painter in and around Pittsburgh in the early twentieth century, the authors explore how these occupations shaped his development as an artist and his breakthrough success in the modern art world. A rough-and-tumble blue-collar man prone to brawling and drinking, Kane also sought out beauty in the industrial world he inhabited. This Kane paradox—brawny and tough, sensitive and creative—was at the heart of much of the public’s interest in Kane as a person. The allure of the Kane saga was heightened all the more by the fact that he did not achieve renown until he was at the age at which most people are retiring from their professions. Kane’s dedication to painting resulted in a fascinating body of work that has ended up in some of America’s most important museums and private collections.


This is a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

The Universe Is on Our Side: Restoring Faith in American Public Life  is available for sale from White Whale Bookstore.

This is a free event. Registration may also be completed by email at info@pittsburghlectures.org or by phone at 412.522.8866.

At this time, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated or present a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks must be worn by everyone for the duration of their visit. You will need to bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, photo ID, and mask. Find detailed entry requirements at pittsburghlectures.org/welcome. 

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Date:
April 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

CLP – Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Adults
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