Lecture: Galka Scheyer: Enterprising Prophetess of the Blue Four

Gloria Williams Sander, Curator, Norton Simon Museum
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alexei Jawlensky nicknamed Emmy Scheyer "Galka," the Russian name for a small crow, known to be exceptionally intelligent, energetic and gregarious. These characteristics served Scheyer in her mission to introduce the American public to the avant-garde art of European modernists, especially the Blue Four. Scheyer’s activity to educate, cultivate and place their work in private and public collections was nothing short of heroic. This lecture examines the important historical record that the Museum’s Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection presents and one woman’s crusade to get it there.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California