Aging and Creativity

with Jane Buyers, Susan Swan, and Emily Urquhart

How does art evolve as we age?

When Emily Urquhart and her family celebrated the eightieth birthday of her father, the illustrious painter Tony Urquhart, she found it remarkable that, although his pace had slowed, he was continuing his daily art practice of drawing, painting, and constructing large-scale sculptures, and was even innovating his style. Was he defying the odds, or is it possible that some assumptions about the elderly are flat-out wrong? Is it possible that our best work is ahead of us? Is there an expiry date on creativity? 

Join Emily Urquhart and the artists that have inspired her to unpack these questions and more. Recommended Reading: Emily Urquhart’s newly launched memoir, The Age of Creativity: Art, Memory, My Father, and Me.


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