Eleanor Kotz at the Butternut Gallery

 You Are Invited to a Reception:

Eleanor Kotz: Early 20th Century Architectural Drawings

The 2013 Season at The Butternut starts with an exhibition of works by the diversely talented American Kotz Family from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The focal point of the show is thirty-two works by Eleanor Kotz who studied as a young woman in New York City at the New York School of Applied Design for Women. The drawings and watercolors are exquisite examples of architectural details and decorative arts design elements rendered to support an architects vision. The school was closely associated with the Columbia University Architecture Department and the training was intended to advance a woman’s opportunity in securing a position in the office of a practicing architect.

Eleanor was the daughter of Daniel Kotz and niece to David Kotz, both fine artists of the time whose works are represented in major museum collections; a few examples of their work will be on view also as a way of showcasing the talents within one family.It is unusual to have a collection as extensive as this to view at one time and the gallery thanks Lori Bogedin of Tunkhannock for the opportunity to show the collection. Anyone interested in the decorative arts, architectural detail and viewing an educational moment in time will find this work of interest.

The opening reception will be Saturday March 9, 3-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome–we look forward to seeing you again for a new year of art and community.



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