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Art Talk Live: Zelda Fitzgerald, Girl Mystary

Between colorful floating letters against a gray background appears the profile of a woman.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American, Girl Mystary, c. 1932–34. Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Fredric Wertham Collection, Gift of his wife Hesketh, 1987.56.7.

Gallery Talk

This event was recorded. Please view the talk on our Vimeo or Youtube channel.

A close look at a group of bold watercolors by Zelda Fitzgerald confirms her originality, talent, and wit as an artist. Known to her contemporaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s temperamental wife, Zelda was a creative force in her own right.

Led by:
Joachim Homann, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, Division of European and American Art

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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