History, Mystery and Art Across Three Continents and Two Centuries
October 16, 2010
Three mesmerizing New England true stories derived from works of art. Haunting landscapes by Marsden Hartley (and a murder) drew Elyssa East to explore the territory the artist painted in her book Dogtown. Erica Hirshler delves into John Singer Sargent's enigmatic portrait in Sargent's Daughters. And Da Zheng unearths the story of Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East in this first biography of the ex-pat Chinese watercolorist and writer. Hosted by Megan Marshall, author of the award-winning biography The Peabody Sisters. Sponsored by PEN/New England.