Talking Photography Lecture: Painting & Physique Photography

Saturday, December 17

3-5 p.m.

Lecture Hall and Muse Cafe inside the Palm Springs Art Museum

$15 PCC member, $20 nonmember

Lecturer: John Sonsini


To purchase tickets please contact the Annenberg Theater box office at 760.325.4490



Los Angeles painter, John Sonsini will lecture on the influence that Classic Physique Photography has had on the direction and development of his figurative paintings. Widely known for his portraits painted from life, John will discuss his years working as archivist and assistant to physique photographer Bob Mizer at his Athletic Model Guild Studios. Following the lecture, there will be a question and answer session, which will include selections from Sonsini’s collection of vintage physique photographs.


This lecture is part of a series of PCC events surrounding the exhibition Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California 1945-1982. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Muse Cafe, hosted by PCC Chair Richard Hajek and board member Carole Herrera.

This event is sponsored by Insolito Home


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