Vera Klement Exhibit
Klement’s talent is evident through her pieces and her journey to becoming an award-winning artist is an inspiring one. Born in 1929 in the independent German Hanseatic city-state of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), Klement moved with her family to New York in 1938 to escape the encroaching Nazi government. There she developed an interest in art and studied at Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture. In 1964, she moved to Chicago with her then-husband and began teaching art at the University of Chicago. Klement worked as a professor for 26 years until retiring in 1995.
Klement’s work is included in many prestigious collections. Today she is as prolific as ever and continues to produce thought-provoking work that references themes of historical grandeur while maintaining a certain approachability.
"Stunning new visual art by Vera Klement at the Kentucky Center" - Louisville Insider
Insider spoke with the Chicago-based artist by phone and also caught up with Diane Tobin, special assistant to the president of the Kentucky Center, who helped secure the new paintings.