2009 Winston Churchill Fellow Dr Jan Maureen White Decodes Modernist Literature and Art

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In 2009 on a Winston Churchill Fellowship, Dr Jan Maureen White will research for two books: decoding the layered symbolic motifs in novelist Janet Frame's, film maker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye's and painter Colin McCahon's artistic production.

Artist, historian Dr Jan Maureen White, has a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research in America 2009: novelist Janet Frame’s life in the USA; New Yorker Len Lye, innovator in film and kinetics, and NZ painter using Hans Hofmann’s techniques Colin McCahon’s visit to America. Dr White decodes the layered symbolic motifs in these artists’ works. Dr White will interview Professor Karl Kasten, Berkeley University, research the Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State and the Jewish Museum, NYC. Frame was a resident writer at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and her works were published by George Braziller and Carl Brandt include: Owls Do Cry and Scented Gardens for the Blind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UQQTFr0a2U

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