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“Alexandra Pregel: A Search for Self” opens at UIS Visual Arts Gallery

January 17, 2006

"Flowers" by Alexandra Pregel

SPRINGFIELD – “Alexandra Pregel: A Search for Self” is the first exhibit of 2006 at the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The display of paintings by this Russian artist will run from January 17 through February 26. The gallery will host a talk with Rosina Neginsky, UIS faculty member, and Julia Gauchman, a relative of the artist, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, in the gallery. An opening reception will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. The talk, reception, and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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UIS Visual Arts Gallery
The catalog of the exhibit
More works by Alexandra Pregel

Alexandra Pregel was born in 1907 in Russia. She began her career in France, and at the beginning of World War II moved to the U.S., where she reestablished herself as a painter. She was a student of Natalia Goncherova and Mikhail Larionov, and a close friend of Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Pregel died in 1984.

"Flags" by Alexandra Pregel

Her works reflect her solid classical training, versatile technique, and her constant search for new ways of artistic expression. Works in the exhibition demonstrate a wide variety of styles and subjects, including still lifes, landscapes, interior scenes, and a nude.  To view more of Pregel’s work, visit www.pregel.org.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  For further information, contact Lara Stremsterfer by phone at 206-6506 or by e-mail at visarts-ga@uis.edu.

 

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