John Falter and Other Nearly Forgotten Artists of Hilltown Township

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John Falter and Other Nearly Forgotten Artists of Hilltown Township

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

Bucks county has been the home of many well-known artists. However, who are the artists that actually lived in Hilltown township? One nearly-forgotten artist is John Falter who illustrated more than 100 magazine covers while living near Blooming Glen from 1940 to the early 1950s. Falter used local scenes and events to create Saturday Evening Post covers. Many of Falter’s illustrations and accomplishments will be shown by viewing original covers. The artwork of Margaret Merritt Jurin will also be shown, reflecting Depression-era childhood and life in Hilltown.

March 29 – Session 1
April 8 – Session 2

Instructor: Ivan Jurin – Ivan Jurin is a lifelong resident of Bucks county, living 63 of his 70 years in Hilltown township. He was a social studies educator for nearly 40 years as a classroom teacher, grades seven through ten, and as a supervisor of social studies for the Pennridge School District. Local history has been a lifelong interest. A collector of early American historical prints and photographs, he writes and teaches about our visual culture. He is currently creating a book to show American life during the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era through the photography of William H. Rau. He serves as a board member of the Hilltown Historical Society.


March 29
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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