For the past three decades, artist Christian Brechneff has often traded his traditional artistic studio for the expansive possibilities of a global odyssey. Immersing himself in terrains both near and far—from Lunuganga in tropoical Sri Lanka to the Aegean Island of Sifnos—he has had the privilege of painting in some of the most exquisite and heretofore unrecorded gardens of world-class tastemakers and the international elite.
Join us for this webinar, as Christian shares stories of his travels and his interesting experiences along the way, as captured in his latest book, Into the Garden (Glitterati, Inc., 2019).
DATE AND TIME
Thursday, May 13, 2021
2 p.m. Eastern
Live on Zoom
Please note that registration will end 24 hours prior to this webinar.
$5 Garden Conservancy members - webinar only
$15 General admission - webinar only
$28 Webinar and one copy of Into the Garden book
ABOUT CHRISTIAN BRECHNEFF
Born in the former Belgian Congo in 1950, Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff was educated in Switzerland, England, and the United States. In 1975 he received a master of art degree from the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited in Europe and the United States and has won numerous awards, including the Swiss Federal Government Scholarship.
His paintings appear in public and private collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Greece, and the Orange Country Museum, Newport Beach, California.
Christian's latest illustrated book, Into the Garden (Glitterati, Inc., 2019), chronicles the long-term pilgrimage of a visionary painter, bringing exquisite private gardens to the public through his vivid expressions in watercolor, oil, and gouache.
Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the generous support of the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Lenhardt Education Fund, and the Celia Hegyi Matching Grant, with additional support from Ritchie Battle, Mrs. Camille Butrus, Melissa and John Ceriale, and Susan and William McKinley.