This lecture covers artists from the Renaissance to the present day who are known to be LGBTQ, (though it was often not publicly acknowledged at the time), and how their identity impacted their work. It also explores artists whose art was used for social change or whose sexual identity fundamentally shaped their creativity. Some of the artists discussed are Michelangelo, John Singer Sargent, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Diane Arbus, and many more.
Suzanne Altman is a painter and art educator who earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art and a Masters in Art Education from Pace University.
She also studied at the Art Students League of New York, School of Visual Arts, Bennington College, and at various schools on Cape Cod. Altman teaches drawing, painting and art history to private students and classes ranging from elementary grades to senior citizens. She also lectures extensively throughout the Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey. Her paintings have been exhibited in Provincetown, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey and New York City.