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American Surrealist Kay Sage - A Woodbury artist remembered

Tuesday October 10, 2023
6:30 PM

Women surrealist painters are uncommon in the history of art yet a Connecticut resident, Kay Sage, became a well-known surrealist artist. She and her second husband, Yves Tanguy, would make Woodbury, CT home starting in the 1940s. Her life was extraordinary and often dramatic. Born in New York, she married early, gaining the title, Her Royal Highness but the role proved too confining and she was too independent to compromise.   A late 1930s Paris painting exhibition of her works would change her life forever.

She would marry again inspiring a new artistic identity and became a noted surrealist painter and poetry artist. At the start of World War II she helped numerous surreal painters of her circle escape from Europe to New York. Join Historian and author John Cilio and learn about the fascinating life of Kay Sage, her Woodbury connections, and her now famous paintings.

John Cilio is a historical storyteller, author and researcher who has brought historical stories back to life for over 15 years. A member of the Organization of American Historians and the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, he retired from IBM corporate marketing communications. He has published seven historical books and numerous articles for national and regional periodicals. His book about helicopters, whose foreword was written by a son of Igor Sikorsky, is a listed reference source at the Smithsonian Institution. You can see his other historical presentation topics at Vintageflyer.com.


Location: Library Gallery Space
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