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JCC exhibits to feature Bauhaus artist, contemporary painter
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JCC exhibits to feature Bauhaus artist, contemporary painter

“Night in the City,” a painting by Oscar Peterson
“Night in the City,” a painting by Oscar Peterson

AN OPENING RECEPTION for two exhibits, “Claire Wagner Kosterlitz, Bauhaus Artist” and “Oscar Peterson, Painter,” will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at JCC Metro-West in West Orange.

Kosterlitz (1903-1997), whose works will be shown in the JCC’s Gaelen Gallery East, was exhibited widely in the United States and Europe in the mid-20th century. Her pieces are also in the collections of many prominent museums. She studied at the Bauhaus art and design school in Germany with Paul Klee, Josef Albers, and other well-known teachers. She and her husband escaped the Nazis, settling in New Jersey, where she continued to paint and exhibit.

At the reception, Susan Rider, Kosterlitz’s granddaughter, will guide a tour of the exhibit.

Peterson, whose work will be in the JCC’s lower lobby, is inspired by the work of the Impressionists and the Old Masters and describes his style as “contemporary realism with an impressionistic feel.” He paints from direct observation, concentrating on developing the material aspects of the work.

The reception and exhibits, which will be on display in September and October, are free and open to the community. Contact visual arts manager Lisa Suss at 973-530-3413 or lsuss@jccmetrowest.org.

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