Saratoga Historical Foundation, the lecture will begin at 7:30 PM on January 16, 2012 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church hall (14103 Saratoga Avenue) entitled “Theodore Wores: In Context of Time and Place.” This is a FREE lecture by Susan Hillhouse that will focus on how prevailing art trends and geographic location influenced the work of Wores.
Wores had a studio in Saratoga from 1924-1937 in the building that is now occupied by Bell Tower Bistro. He entered the world just as the art world blossomed into the Modern Period; when he died, Abstract Expressionism was about to be born. During his lifetime, he was exposed to French Naturalism, Japonism, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Cubism and Dada.
As Wores traveled from California and the American West to Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, Japan, Samoa and Hawaii and back to California, his work deepened with his academic, worldly, emotional and visual experiences.