Christiansburg Library to host talk on artist Pierre Daura on Saturday
Scott Crawford will make a presentation on artist Pierre Daura on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Christiansburg Library.
Crawford will share images and information from his recent discoveries about a striking painting by Daura.
Daura (1896–1976), a highly prolific and versatile artist, was born in Spain and co-founded the important abstract artists’ group Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square) in Paris in 1929. In 1930, he moved to France with his wife, Louise Heron Blair, of Richmond. He and his family moved to Virginia in 1939, where he was chairman of the art department at Lynchburg College for the 1945-46 academic year. He later taught studio art at Randolph-Macon from 1946-53. On Jan. 1, 1976, Pierre Daura died in Rockbridge Baths, Va.
In addition to researching historical paintings, Crawford is vice president of business development and member education at Member One Credit Union.
– Submitted by Pamela Hale, Christiansburg Library
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