Wednesday, March 16
6 – 7 PM
Join us for a virtual dialogue between John Hill and Leonard Stokes as they discuss the work and life of Norman Ives. There will be time at the end for Q&A with attendees.
An innovative artist and designer, Norman Ives (American, 1923-1978) pioneered the use of type and letterforms as primary subjects for his designs. Illustrating the wide range of Norman Ives’s brilliant artistic output, Constructions & Reconstructions traces the artist’s enduring contributions to art and graphic design.
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About the Speakers
John T. Hill is a graphic designer, author and photographer. Hill was Ives’s student and teaching colleague at the Yale University School of Art where he taught both graphic design and photography. Hill co-founded Yale’s first Department of Photography and was its first director of graduate studies. For nineteen years, Hill was executor of the Walker Evans estate. He has produced a number of books and exhibitions on this iconic artist. Most recent was Walker Evans: Depth of Field, a comprehensive book and exhibition sponsored by the Josef Albers Museum. Hill is currently focused on book and exhibition design, and writing. Two of his book designs were selected for the AIGA 50 Books of the Year Award.
Leonard Stokes Professor Emeritus of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase, was Ives’s assistant, colleague, and friend. He lives and works in Pleasantville, N.Y. He earned his BA, BFA, and MFA from Yale University. He has exhibited nationally for more than 38 years, and his works are found in numerous corporations and private collections. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, the New York Times, Arts Magazine, Art & Antiques, and the Journal News.
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