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Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb: 19th & 20th Century Painters of Nevada
High Noon with Neal Cobb is a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada. Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speakers as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.
Speaker: Jack Bacon
Title: 19th & 20th Century Painters of Nevada
An illustrated overview of the art and history of painters of Nevada of the 19th and 20th centuries based on the first comprehensive biographical dictionary on the subject ever published. The talk will cover artists from the early days of western exploration, the Latimer School of the early 20th century, and many of the popular and charismatic art figures of the times.
Jack Bacon, a fine art appraiser, settled in Reno in 1974 and together with his wife of 38 years, Kim Bacon, raised their two children, Jack and Lacy. For nearly 40 years they owned a successful art gallery in Reno during which time they came to know many of Nevada’s great artists. Since 1983, Jack Bacon & Company has routinely published books on Nevada history, culture, biography, and art.
In 2018, Jack served as guest curator for The Nevada Museum of Art helping produce an exhibition on Nevada artist Hans Meyer-Kassel. The Nevada Museum of Art has asked Jack to return as guest curator to create an exhibition and book for the 100th anniversary of The Latimer Art Club titled The Latimer School: Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club. The exhibition will open at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno July 31, 2021.
- Thursday, July 15, 2021
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm