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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Athos Menaboni

December 8, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and tune in as Russell Clayton discusses the life and work of his long-time friend, Athos Menaboni.

Athos Menaboni was born in Italy in 1895 and became well-known in Georgia from the 1930s on. Often compared to the genius of John James Audubon, Menaboni painted over 150 species of birds in his lifetime and rendered countless botanicals, fantasies, landscapes, and seascapes in his time as a painter. He used a multitude of mediums including glass, silk, wood, and even eggshells. You can find one of his pieces, a massive eggshell mural, here in Decatur, located inside the Brick Store Pub.

Russell Clayton is a retired educator from Marietta, Georgia, and was a personal friend of Sara and Athos Menaboni. Clayton became acquainted with the Menabonis because of his interest in the history of The Coca-Cola Company, and the company’s long-time leader, Robert W. Woodruff. Menaboni was Woodruff’s favorite artist. Clayton met Sara and Athos in 1987 and soon became an avid collector of all things associated with Menaboni.

This Lunch & Learn will take place online via Zoom.

Tickets: Free for members, $5 for non-members

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