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The Legacy of Manon Cleary

Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.

at The Arts Club of Washington, James Monroe House
2017 I Street NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom
The Legacy of Manon Cleary

The headline of Manon Cleary’s December 2011 obituary in the Washington Post described her as an “alluring D.C. artist and free spirit.” This month’s Evening With Extraordinary Artists spotlights the career and legacy of Cleary, whose photo-realist self portraits brought her critical recognition as being “among the best, if not the best, of the city’s figurative painters.” An artist whose work reflected both her interest in classical precision (Caravaggio was an early influence) and an intensely personal emotional intimacy, Cleary taught at the University of the District of Columbia and exhibited her works in museums and galleries internationally. Through films, slides, and reminiscences, Cleary’s work and influence will be explored by her husband, F. Steven Kijek.

This event costs $20. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Reserve by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, by calling (202) 331-7282, ext. 3, or by emailing the Arts Club of Washington.

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Feb 27 2013