Meet Susan Jacques, LA-based Author Discusses "Catherine the Great & the National Gallery of Art" on 11/8
She is a Los Angeles-based author specializing in history and art, and is a docent at the Getty in LA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. Wharton Club members & guests are invited!
Susan Jaques is a Los Angeles-based author specializing in history and art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. Her cultural history, The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire, a Washington Post best book of 2018, examines Napoleon’s fascination with antiquity. Her 2016 biography, The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia, explores the tsarina’s use of art to legitimize her reign and transform Russia into a European superpower.
"Catherine the Great and the National Gallery of Art"
A self-proclaimed “glutton for art,” Catherine the Great was one of the 18th century’s premier collectors, amassing a world class trove of Old Master paintings, drawings, and decorative objects. But her cultural legacy suffered at the hands of Joseph Stalin, who secretly sold off many Hermitage masterpieces. Join Susan Jaques, author of The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia as she explores the tsarina’s obsession with art and the surprising beneficiary of the sell-off, our own National Gallery of Art.
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President's Club: Lunch is free for you and a guest
12:15PM - 1:30PM Tue 8 Nov 2022, Eastern timezone
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