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The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In November the Chicopee Book Club will be discussing The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith. The discussion will be led by group member Chris Wrona. 

"In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present." - Goodreads

Contact Person: 
Barbara Pronovost
Contact Phone: 
594-1800 x120
Contact Email: 
bpronovo@cwmars.org
Room: 
Conference Room
Presenter or Special Theme: 
Chris Wrona

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