Juvenile Work of Wyeths, Other Artists Focus of Pariser Lecture

David Pariser, an art education professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, will visit the University of Maine to give a lecture on the development of childhood graphic skills and the juvenile work of famous artists, including the Wyeths.

Pariser will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in 100 Lord Hall on the UMaine campus. The title of his illustrated lecture is “The Juvenile Work of World-class Artists: Can we tell from their work that these children are bound for glory?”

Using artifacts gathered from Jamie Wyeth and works created by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in their youth, Pariser will present his research on the artistic development of children.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Constant Albertson at 207.581.3251. While on campus, Pariser is also scheduled to meet with students in art education classes.