14 Oct-8 Jan 2012.
This exhibition shows prints, pastels, paintings and drawings of Napoleon by Chaim Koppelman created over a period of 60 years. The show illustrates the significance of Napoleon for Koppelman, painter sculptor, print maker and one of the earliest students of Aesthetic Realism. Koppelman (1920-2009) painted Napoleon into the 20th century, entering New York, and enjoying the beach at Coney Island, showing his human fragility. His work presented Napoleon in an entirely new way, and in entirely new circumstances: a man with an ego, wearing his familiar hat, but also a man of the people.