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La ferme de la Groue a Osny (detail), 1883, by Paul Gauguin (French, 1840-1903). Oil on canvas,15 x 18 1/4 in. Image courtesy of a private collection.

The Evolution of Style: French Impressionism (Virtual)

September 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Elena Ratcheva, Senior Fine Art Advisor & Appraiser with The Fine Art Group, along with Shane Hall Southeastern Regional Representative of The Fine Art Group, will take a deep dive into works of our newest exhibition, Light Effects. Looking at some of the early styles by well-known artists represented in this show, Ratcheva will consider how these artists developed their craft into trademark styles we associate with Impressionism, her experience in acquiring exhibited artists for private collections including comments on Impressionism and the fine art market today.

$10 Members | $15 Non-Members | $5 Students/Faculty with Valid ID

*A 3% credit card fee will apply.

More about our speakers

Elena has more than 15 years international experience in the commercial art world. Based in New York, she is a Senior Art Advisor and USPAP-compliant Appraiser responsible for assisting private and corporate clients with the management and development of their art collections. She previously held the positions of senior Specialist and AVP, Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s New York and Specialist and Head of Sale of Modern British Art at Christie’s in London. Her particular areas of expertise include Impressionist & Modern Art, 20th century British and Irish Art, and Scottish Art. Elena holds Masters degrees in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London where she specialized in Paint and Politics, 19th century French Art and a masters degree in the History of Art from the University of Cambridge.

Shane represents The Fine Art Group as the head of their high-profile client division as well as their Southeastern Regional Representative from his seat in Charleston, SC. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning and Art History from The College of Charleston (Charleston, SC) and later received a Master of Arts in American Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York City. Shane began his career as Curatorial Assistant at The Historic Charleston Foundation and interned with the prestigious Winter Show. Shane acquired extensive art market experience at three international auction houses before transitioning to appraisal and private asset advisory in 2016.