Dr. Philip I. Eliasoph
Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
o: Canisius Hall Rm 210
Fairfield U Exhibits Paintings Of Realist Colleen Browning
Colleen Browning exhibitions at the Bellarmine Museum and Walsh Art Gallery exhibitions are reviewed with insights provided by Dr. Philip Eliasoph.
Published in Hartford Courant on 3/3/13
Lifting the 'metaphoric veil' on Colleen Browning
A feature story on Fairfield's concurrent Colleen Browning exhibitions, which open Thursday, quoted Dr. Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history and author of Colleen Browning: The Enchantment of Realism: "The Colleen Browning story has the elusive elements of a Marlene Dietrich film script - intrigue, beguiling seduction and artistic independence," Eliasoph said.
Published in the Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post, and Stamford Advocate on 1/21/13
Colleen Browning: Gifted woman artist rises to fame in the 1950s among NYC "Mad Men"
Dr. Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history, offers a glimpse into the life and work of Colleen Browning, subject of concurrent exhibitions opening January 24 at Fairfield's Bellarmine Museum of Art and Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery. "Unquestionably, with this remarkable exhibition and definitive monographic book, another small story comes to light of how a woman's artistic genius now demands to be taken seriously."
Published in Venü magazine (page 76) in January/February 2013
Southern Alleghenies Museum to focus on realist at its 4 sites
Four scholars - Henry Adams, Philip Eliasoph, Gail Levine and Jonathan Weinberg - will speak on Browning and American realist art of the 20th century. Video of the event will be streamed live on the Internet at http://tinyurl.com/82vo5p7.
Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 8/15/12
Colleen Browning: The enchantment of realism
New publication details the life and art of a pivotal American realist painter. Major retrospective of her work opens on May 24th at the National Academy of Design in New York. Dr. Philip Eliasoph, professor of Visual and Performing Arts: The book, sponsored by the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) is the first extensive study and definitive work about Browning and details her distinctive brand of figurative painting. From depicting worshipers in a Guatemalan church to graffiti-covered Harlem subways, the artist was a major force in the American realist movement largely dominated by men. Fairfield will host a dual-platform exhibition of Browning's work from January 24 through March 24 on campus at the Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery. The Bellarmine will exhibit some of Browning's early work, including works on paper and signature oil paintings, while the Walsh will open 'Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic.'
Published in Connoisseur Magazine on 5/25/12