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RTPC CONNECTICUT RIVER LECTURE SERIES: Rex Brasher: Prolific but Overshadowed and Unknown with Janine Caira, Ph.D.

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Artists and naturalists have been painting birds for centuries. We know John James Audubon, Fuertes, Peterson and, of course of our current time, Sibley. But who knows Rex Brasher?

Brasher resided in Kent, Connecticut and, unlike Audubon, painted birds from life and was greatly influenced by his friend and mentor, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. His work, created in the period largely between Fuertes and Peterson, was purchased by UCONN decades ago and lacks a proper gallery or access to the collection.

Dr. Janine Caira, University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is also Director of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History where she oversees the 800 Rex Brasher paintings. She will relate more about Brasher’s life and work and will share the Museum’s plans for conserving and exhibiting his original paintings, several of which will be displayed at the lecture.

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April 18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Essex Meadows
30 Bokum Rd
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