American 20th-21st Century Natural Scene Landscape Painting

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(above: Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon with Rainbow. 1912. Oil on canvas. de Young Art Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Gill through the Patrons of Art and Music. 1981.89. License: Scuttlebutte, CC BY-SA 4.0 Scuttlebutte, CC BY-SA 4.0. via Wikimedia Commons*)


Flow was a 2008 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art which says: "Artists with an affinity toward nature, especially landscape painters, chose water as a primary subject because of its reflective beauty and emotive qualities. Those close to the land also wish to protect it, and to do so some have turned to documentary imagery. Water was a central theme of the Provincetown, Massachusetts, painters and the San Francisco Bay Area figurative artists. American Impressionists gravitated toward water's abstract, absorbing quality." Viewers may download the exhibition catalog. Accessed 1/17

Into the Woods: The Forest as Artistic Inspiration is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art which says: "Artists have been drawn to forests for centuries, finding great stimulation in wooded spaces.  Forests can represent many things; they can be places of fairy tale enchantment, of haunting and danger, a metaphor for the mystery of the subconscious, a place of industry, or simply a place to celebrate the beauty of nature's bounty." Also see The Gazette article.  Accessed 2/17

Natural Wonders: Sublime Artifice in Contemporary Art is a 2018 exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum which says: " Organized by the Brandywine with guest curator Suzanne Ramljak, Natural Wonders includes recent works by Suzanne Anker, Lauren Fensterstock, Patrick Jacobs, Maya Lin, Roxy Paine, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft, Diana Thater, Jennifer Trask, Mark Tribe, Kathleen Vance, T.J. Wilcox, and Dustin Yellin, which will investigate the intersection between the natural and artificial realms and the wild and cultivated." Also see news release. Accessed 8/18

(aboveOutlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature, an exhibit held July 6 - September 4, 2011 at The BEDFORD gallery · Lesher Center for the Arts. Texts include press release. Accessed August, 2015.

Panoramas: The North American Landscape in Art, from Virtual Museum of Canada. Accessed August, 2015.

Reflections on Water is a 2015 exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum which says: "Rather than presenting artworks according to standard classifications based in media, history, or culture, this gallery presents numerous contexts that find a shared nexus through the multiple uses of water."  Accessed 8/18

Rita K. Haldeman: Seasons of the Landscape, an exhibit held May 3 - July 30, 2011 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Includes exbibit brochure. Accessed April, 2015.

Shara Hughes: Sun Salutations is a 2018 exhibit at the Newport Art Museum which says: "Building on a visual vocabulary of the early modernist painters, Hughes creates landscapes that are altogether new in their depiction of pictorial space. A blend of abstraction and representation, Hughes' encourage new ways of looking." Also see artist's blog. To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website.  Accessed 8/18

Truth in the Pursuit of Delight: Oil Paintings by David Mensing is a 2017 exhibit at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art which says: "He has studied extensively with Robert Moore and his ambition is to know and share the beauty of the natural world through his work."  To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website. Also see artist's website. Accessed 9/17


(above: Granville Richard Seymor Redmond, Flowers Under the Oaks, oil on canvas, Irvine Museum, on loan from a private collection. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


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