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Katherine Quinn: Winter Speaker Series 2023

February 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

$75 – $100

Anthony Quinn was a complex man who was no stranger to extreme poverty and prejudice. He lost his father in a tragic accident at a young age and for financial reasons was never able to complete high school. Despite the challenging circumstances, he went on to become one of the most recognized actors of his time. Less known was his extraordinary talent as an artist. He sketched from a very young age and aspired to become a great architect. Although life took him down a different career path, creating artwork remained his first love. Over the years he made hundreds of drawings and paintings and then in his 50’s, he began sculpting, during his struggle to find the essence of the character of Zorba. Making art was not a hobby for him – it was a need that came from the deepest part of his soul. Sometimes it tormented him and other times it gave him solace.  Either way, it kept him grounded and helped him work through some of his most complicated emotional struggles. In this presentation, Katherine will share stories of Anthony Quinn’s life as an artist along with images of his work and photos from his creative archives.


February 25, 2023
2:00 pm
$75 – $100
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Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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