The Wedgwood Society of New York
December 1997 Lecture Topic and Meeting Notice

Our final meeting of the Fall season will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 8:00 PM at the Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.

Our speaker of the evening will be Ms. Judith Applegate. Ms. Applegate will speak about the work of Emile lessore (1805-76) at the Wedgwood factory, how he was influenced by Ingres and other Neo-classical painters in France at the time, and how the popularity of Neo-classicism continued well after earlier manifestations in the last decades of the eighteenth century beyond the turn of the century, carrying forth the ideas of Robert Adam and earlier Wedgwood styles.

Ms. Applegate has an impressive resume of qualifications. Among the highlights are:

Curatorial Consultant

  • "Techniques in Glass & Ceramic Manufacture", Jones Museum, Sebago, Maine
  • Private Collections of Nineteenth-Twentieth Century French Ceramics, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University, Wyman House, Princeton, New Jersey
  • American Craft Museum, New York, New York
  • Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Scarsdale Historical Society, Scarsdale, New York
  • The Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics, Sebago, Maine; Trustee
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Assistant Curator, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
  • DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Director of Education/Chief Curator
  • Director, Litchfield Auction Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Art Advisor, Vice President, Citibank, Private Bank
  • Art Advisory Service, New York, New York
  • Director, Plas des Antiquaires, New York, New York
  • Art Dealer and Appraiser, Boston, Massachusetts and Dayville, Connecticut

    Education and Awards
    The Attingham Summer School, Attingham, England
    Ph.D. History of Art, European Decorative Art, University of Chicago, Dissertation in progress
    M. A. History of Art, European Fine and Decorative Art, University of Chicago
    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York: Interior and Graphic Design courses
    B. A. History of Art and Studio Art, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Rhode Island School of Design: Freshman Foundation & Interior Design
    Harry D. M. Grier Memorial Scholarship
    John Anson Kittedge Educational Award
    NEA Grants
    Fulbright Scholarship to Paris (renewed)
    Edgar Kaufman Jr. Charitable Foundation Award
    Visiting Committee Scholarship (full tuition, room and board)
    Kress Junior Scholarship, 1965; University Awards, 1964-65

    In addition she has written and lectured extensively.

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