Walter Feldman in The 1950s

Thursday, August 6 at 6:00pm live via Zoom

Reservations Required

This program is FREE and all are welcome to attend!


Join the Providence Art Club for an engaging lecture with art dealer Catherine Little Bert on her current exhibition of work by Walter Feldman executed during the thrilling rise of Modern Art in the Post War United States. Walter’s estate is represented by Ms. Bert and his exciting works from the 1950’s are the subject of her current exhibition. Post War American painters broke through the international art scene with their innovative artwork establishing New York as the nexus of creative thought. Walter Feldman was very much a part of that 1950’s New York creative maelstrom. Walter Feldman: Post-War New York 1950 – 1960 displays the artist’s paintings and prints during the decade of the 1950’s documenting Feldman’s mentors, gallery exhibits and national museum juried exhibitions.

About Walter Feldman
Walter Feldman (1925 – 2017) was a multitalented artist and educator who served as a Professor of Visual Art at Brown University for over 50 years. A longtime member of the Providence Art Club, Walter was the subject of a solo exhibition in Dodge House Gallery in 2016. (See Feldman’s 1956 Art Club  Exhibition Here)

Born in 1925 in Lynn, Massachusetts, Walter entered Yale University’s School of Fine Arts in 1942. He left Yale to fight in the European Theatre during the Second World War, where he was awarded 4 battle stars, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge. After the war Mr. Feldman returned to Yale where he studied under Wilhelm DeKooning and Josef Albers. He graduated with his BFA in 1950 and subsequently went on to earn his MFA at Yale. He was awarded the print prize at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1952 and in 1953 was appointed to the faculty of Brown University.

Walter worked in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, mosaic, and sculpture. His work is in over 150 public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. A catalogue of his work compiled in 2010 included essays by art world luminaries Dore Ashton and Donald Kuspit. After his retirement from Brown, Walter was granted the position of Visual Arts Professor Emeritus.

Upon his passing in 2017, The Walter S. Feldman Trust for Artwork was created to market and maintain his life’s work. Proceeds from Feldman artwork sales go to the Walter S. Feldman Trust for Artwork, Brown University.

About Catherine Little Bert
Since its founding in 1985, Catherine Bert has been the owner and director of Bert Gallery in Providence. For over 35 years, she has passionately researched and written on the subject of local artists.

Ms. Bert is a sought-after expert on artists of the Providence School, including numerous Art Club members. She was co-curator of the Art Club’s blockbuster exhibition Making Her Mark in 2017. For her contributions to the Club and to the Rhode Island art community she was awarded the Providence Art Club Medal.

Catherine earned her BA at Providence College and her MA at the University of Connecticut. She also holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. She has served on the boards of Providence College, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and National Advisory Board at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC.

This program is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Please register at the link below to ensure your space. Registration closes on Thursday, August 6 at 12 noon.
Attendees will receive a Zoom link the day of the event.

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Trouble registering? You may also email Michael at with questions and he will be very happy to assist you!

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