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The Dukies: Broderson, Leighton and London

The Dukies: Broderson, Leighton and London

Feb 16th – Mar 16th, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, 6-8pm, March 3rd


Gallery C presents a selection of works by three well known 20th century artists who made art in Durham while teaching at Duke University: Robert Broderson (1920-1992), Clare Leighton (1898-1989), and Edith London (1904-1997).    Drawing on the private collections of family members from the three estates, owner Charlene Newsom curates a select group of paintings, collages, and wood engravings.

Robert Broderson taught painting and drawing in the art department from 1952-1964. He left after receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1964. He went on to exhibit his paintings at the Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan, and the Guggenheim.

Clare Leighton taught at Duke from 1943-1945. She was a member of numerous prestigious organizations s including the National Institute of Arts and Letters in New York City, the National Academy of Design in New York City, and the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers in London.  She was a leading figure in the revival of the art of wood engraving in the early 20th century.

Edith London was a member of the Art Department at Duke from 1955 -1969 and later returned as a visiting professor in 1973. Edith London was best known for her abstract paintings and collages. She had two solo exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art and in 1988 was the recipient of the North Carolina Award in the Fine Arts.

See individual biographies of each artist below:

Robert Broderson

Clare Leighton

Edith London


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