The Work of William Auerbach-Levy: From Dard Hunter to Broadway - Presentation at Gomez Mill House in Marlboro

In honor of the world’s first one-man-made books – The Etching of Figures (1915) and The Etching of Contemporary Life (1916) – Dr. Amy Loewenhaar-Blauweiss will speak about the life and display the work of William Auerbach-Levy. Mr. Levy is one of the author/artists whose etchings are featured in the 1916 book, along with those of his friend and printer, artist Ernest Roth, whose work will also be discussed. Dard Hunter made both books by hand at the Gomez Mill House using his hand-built thatched roof papermaking mill. The talk will touch upon both the progressive and reactionary roots of the Arts & Crafts movement, the melding of the applied and the fine arts, and will situate Auerbach-Levy in the social context of Greenwich Village's golden age as an artists' community, where he was a central figure. Auerbach-Levy would later achieve popularity not just as an etcher but also as the seminal theatre caricaturist of his generation and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. The talk will include artwork and memorabilia from the speaker's personal collection.

Sunday at Mill House programs are free to the public. A complimentary tour follows the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 1 pm
Gomez Mill House
11 Mill House Road