André Lhote and his former international students

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December 11, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies


Correlating Cultural And Ideological Postitions: André Lhote, Paris, And His Former International Students

11th December 2017, 13:30-20:00 Venue: Istanbul Technical University, Facutly of Architecture Taksim, 109 Istanbul-Turkey

For many early to mid-twentieth century artists from around the world André Lhote’s (1885-1962) theoretical and practical lessons were a basis for the development of individual and regional modernisms. The conference seeks to analyze to what extent André Lhote, as a key figure in global modernism and until now unjustly neglected, was able to give rise to forms of artistic production.


13:30 Introduction and Welcome: Zeynep Kuban and Simone Wille

13:45-15:00 André Lhote. General Introduction

Dominique Bermann Martin, Association André Lhote, Le Raincy.

The Life of André Lhote. French with English translation

Fanny Drugeon, Art Historian, Paris.

From Paris to Mirmand. International aspects of Lhote's Academy through Lhote's writings and correspondance.

Karin Sidén, General Director; Anna Meister, Head of Archive; Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum, Stockholm.

Form and colour-André Lhote and Swedish cubism. About the current exhibition at the Waldemarsudde Museum, Stockholm. (Video presentation)

15:30 Tea / Coffee break

16:00-18:00 Panel I

Case Studies. Students from around the world part 1

Michelle Greet, Director, Art History Program, George Mason University.

Latin American Artists at the Académie Lhote

Alejandra Ortiz Castañares, Florence, Università degli Studi di Firenze.

Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the Mexican "purist".

Vesna Burojevic, art historian, curator and director; "Sava Sumanovic" Gallery; Belgrade. Zana Gvozdenovic, art historian, curator and art critic, Belgrade.

Sava Sumanovic and other Serbian painters in André Lhote's atelier in Paris

17:30 Tea / Coffee break

18:00-20:00 Panel II

Case Studies. Students from around the world part 2

Jamaleddin Toomajnia, PhD candidate ITU, Istanbul.

Jalil Ziapour-an Iranian student in the Académie Lhote

Simone Wille, Vienna, University of Innsbruck.

Towards artistic forms in Indian and Pakistan. Shakir Ali and Jehangir Sabavala.

Zeynep Kuban, ITU- Art History Graduate Program.

An overview of the Turkish students attending the Académie Lhote.

Final Discussion

Closing Remarks

Q&A will be at the end of each section

The contributions will be in English

Made possible through

Istanbul Technical University, University of Innsbruck, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Organized by: Zeynep Kuban,;  Simone Wille,




Contact Info: 

Simone Wille, University of Innsbruck, Project Leader: Patterns of Trans-regional Trails. Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Zeynep Kuban, ITU, Istanbul Technical University 

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