A History of Pastel with Fran Marze

Three Dancers | Pastel | by Edgar Degas.

Three Dancers | Pastel | by Edgar Degas.

Pastel artist Frances Marze will give a talk on the use of pastel by artists from the 16th to 20th century, highligting famous artists who used pastels as finished works and those who used pastels for studies for larger pieces in oil. Fran will show some of the various styles that the different artists chose. The talk, which will feature photos and slides of artists' work), will last approximately an hour with time allotted for questions.

Fran is a member & the Treasurer of the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League and a docent at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

This talk is one of several special events being held in conjuction with Pure Pigment, an exhibition presented by the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League. Pure Pigment is on display at The Artsmiths from April 9th through May 20th, 2017.