The Wellesley Kepes Panel Committee took part in a recent symposium at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College that focused on Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001), a renowned Hungarian and U.S. artist whose ceramic enamel panels adorn the back of Wellesley Free Library.
The symposium highlighted the recently restored Kepes painting, “Abstract Composition” (before 1963), now on exhibit in the fifth floor Davis gallery of modern and contemporary art. While Kepes is well known for his photographic techniques and became the founder of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, the symposium concentrated on Kepes’s oil paintings.
The Kepes Panel Committee has been tasked by the Wellesley Board of Selectmen to find a home for the many Kepes ceramic enamel panels that once covered the 1959 Wellesley Free Library. Those not displayed at the main branch of the library are stored in the basement of the Hills Library branch are in need of a permanent home. For more information please contact Sylvia Hahn-Griffiths at [email protected].