A head of the author , Richard Lacayo. He wears glasses, has a gray beard, is wearing a sport jacket (gray) with a maroon shirt).

Author Talk: Richard Lacayo, “Last Light: How Six Great Artists Made Old Age a Time of Triumph”

Come here Richard Lacayo,–one of the nation’s top art critics– talk about his new book ‘Last Light” (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 2022). Here, he details how 6 great artists  — Titian, Goya, Monet, Matisse, Nevelson and Edward Hopper — made old age a time of triumph by producing some of the greatest work of their long careers—and, in some cases, changing the course of art history. Though these artists differed in many respects, they shared one thing: a determination to go on creating, driven not by the bounding energies of youth but by the ticking clock that would inspire them to produce some of their greatest masterpieces.

Lecture: FREE
Book: $35.00 plus tax
Registrants are invited to visit Edward Hopper House Museum and the exhibition Ellsworth Kelly: “State of the River” following the lecture between 3-5pm.

For more information about the book is available here (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Last-Light/Richard-Lacayo/9781501146589)

About Ricard Lacayo
Richard Lacayo was a longtime writer and editor at Time, and from 2003 to 2016 the magazine’s art and architecture critic. He has also contributed articles on those subjects to People, Foreign Policy, and Graydon Carter’s new online publication Air Mail. He is the coauthor, with George Russell, of Eyewitness: 150 Years of Photojournalism. In 2013, he delivered one of the annual Clarice Smith Lectures at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on artists in old age.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Nyack Library
59 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Edward Hopper House Museum and the Nyack Library
Presenter Phone: 845.358.0774
Presenter Website: edwardhopperhouse.org/