Louise Fishman Exhibit Coming to Woodmere

Razel Kapustin's Louise in Avalon. Courtesy of Woodmere Art MuseumExploring one critically acclaimed artist’s extraordinary body of work and the familial inspiration that made it so, Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum presents Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin. The show juxtaposes Fishman’s expressionist oeuvre with the work of her two powerful mentors: her mother, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and her aunt Razel Kapustin. Key pieces by the three artists with roots in Philadelphia, each of whom is represented in Woodmere’s permanent collection, will be shown together, underscoring the pictorial, philosophical and emotive relationships among three distinct artistic voices. “Louise Fishman enjoys great distinction internationally as an abstract painter and voice for contemporary feminism, and her prime inspiration has been the work of her mother, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and her aunt Razel Kapustin, who were artists of Philadelphia with solid careers in their lifetimes, but whose achievements are little known,” says William R. Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO of Woodmere and curator of the Museum’s fall exhibitions. The exhibit runs October 13 through January 6.

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