Photo of Suzanne (large one)
Suzanne Smeaton is an independent frame historian and works
at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (MRG) in New York City
Back by popular demand!
Suzanne Smeaton – who was the keynote speaker at
PPFA 2013 – is the guest speaker at the
Luncheon Keynote Address
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25
"If Frames Could Talk"
Suzanne’s Keynote and second Sunday session
are open to all framers
(PPFA member and nonmember pricing)
Drawing on 30+ years working with major museums and collections both public and private, Suzanne will share a range of stories about specific frames and interesting “behind the scenes” details regarding their design, how they were selected, who made the choices, how they were recovered or repatriated, and more.
Examples will include a quiet, unassuming black frame by a known maker that encloses a Rembrandt portrait; an Italian Renaissance frame that went empty for years and ended up enclosing a masterpiece; a frame chosen for John Singer Sargent’s “Madame X” and how and why it was selected; frames designed by artists for their own artwork, and many more.
Suzanne will also present
“The Architecture of Elegance: the Frame Designs and Turbulent Life
of Stanford White”
Sunday, time TBA
The collaborations of noted architect Stanford White with many artists and a few patrons produced extraordinary frames that are unparalleled; and his personal life was the stuff of tabloids: including jealous husbands and even White’s murder at the hand of same.
PPFA welcomes all framers to Suzanne’s dynamic presentations – don’t miss these two events!
Suzanne's presentations are excellent -- she knows her subject matter and has great presentation skills.
David Lantrip, MCPF, Franchise Concepts Inc.
Suzanne is amazing, a very engaging speaker.
Robin Gentry, MCPF, B&J Gallery
Suzanne's experiences and knowledge are invaluable to our industry.
Harry Gaston, CPF, Gastonart & Frame