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Helen Drutt English Lectures


Professor and Collector Helen Drutt English gives two lectures on contemporary American decorative art

Poetics of Art: Contemporary Perspectives

December 11, 2012
Vladimir Palace
Palace Embankment, 26
St. Petersburg, Russia

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Contemporary Crafts: Expanding Horizons

December 13, 2012
At Cabinet of Art
University Embankment, 17
St. Petersburg, Russia
Free admission

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About the speaker:


Helen Drutt English’s career began in the mid-1950s. In 1967, she became the founder and executive director of the Philadelphia Council of Professional Craftsmen, and in 1973 she  released the first history textbook on the history of North American ceramics and porcelain of the twentieth century.  In the same year, she founded the Helen Drutt Gallery-- one of the first American galleries specializing in porcelain, ceramic and metal.  Professor and philanthropist, Drutt English introduced the world to the work of many contemporary artists who are significant figures in American art from the second half of the twentieth century.

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