Free lecture with artist, artist, and naturalist
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James Prosek
James Prosek
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute welcomes artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek for a free lecture on Sunday, September 1, at 3 pm. Prosek discusses his work as an artist in the context of Audubon, Winslow Homer, and the American natural experience.

Prosek made his authorial debut with “Trout: An Illustrated History” (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996), which features 70 of his watercolor paintings of the trout of North America.In 2004, Prosek co-founded a conservation initiative, World Trout, with Yvon Chouinard, owner of Patagonia clothing company, which raises money for coldwater habitat conservation through the sale of T-shirts featuring trout paintings. His book “Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso of the World’s Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish,” published in September 2010, was a New York Times Book Review editor’s choice and was the subject of a documentary for the PBS series “Nature” that aired in April 2013.

Prosek is a curatorial affiliate of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale and a member of the board of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He lives in Easton, CT.

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