Elsie Kagan

"Kagan's work commingles genres, in her case the grand-manner figurative painting of Rubens, Gainsborough, and Ruisdael, crossed with Abstract Expressionism. Her stormy paintings plunge viewers into mythical or historical landscapes, at the same time underscoring the materiality of paint and the expressive gestures of the hand"

By John Ravenal, from the 2013 catalogue essay for the Wesleyan University Alumni show