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Internationally Acclaimed Portrait Painter Felix de la Concha to speak on Campus

Date: 02/28/2013

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location: 155 Nicholson Hall

Cost: Free


CHGS and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese are hosting the artist Felix de la Concha as he works on his recent project Portraits with Conversation. Felix paints a portrait while recording a session with the sitter; the process takes about 2 hours and has produced some very powerful portraits of various people throughout the world. Using this technique he has painted over 30 portraits of Holocaust Survivors.

Felix de la Concha is coming to the Twin Cities to work with Holocaust survivors in our community to paint their portrait and record the sessions. The completed works will be donated to the University of Minnesota. Felix will discuss this project and other works when he speaks on campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Felix de la Concha visit his web page in the CHGS Virtual Museum by clicking here.


  • Name: Jodi Elowitz
  • E-mail: elow0001@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-6527
  • Sponsored by: Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, European Studies Consortium, Global Studies

More information: http://www.chgs.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Institute for Global Studies at 612-624-9007.

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