Upcoming Exhibitions At Evergreen
  • Feb 14
    TO May 3
    New Acquisition: Drawings by Aaron Sopher
    February 14, 2019May 3, 2019
    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free with Museum Admission

    Born to a large Jewish family in East Baltimore, Aaron Sopher (1905–72) became one of the most prolific and inimitable illustrators of the mid-twentieth century, capturing the world as he saw it for America’s leading periodicals, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Baltimore Sun, where he worked as a freelance illustrator.

    In November 1962 Sopher was commissioned by The Baltimore Sun to illustrate a series of letters between its film and drama critic, R.H. Gardner, and a reader using the name Lorry Quakenbush. The letters revealed Quakenbush, a self-described "semi-literate pool hustler," to be a sensitive and perceptive foil for Gardner.

    The six sketches in this focus exhibition reveal Sopher's process as he sought to capture this most unusual penpal in pen and ink.  

    This exhibition celebrates the recent gift of thirty-four drawings by Aaron Sopher to Evergreen Museum & Library from Chris Bready. The exhibition is guest curated by Bella Smith, a senior at Baltimore School for the Arts and Evergreen's Summer 2018 Bloomberg Arts Intern.

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