Art of the National Parks

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Thursday, October 31, 2013

Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections - Contemporary Interpretations

Paintings, watercolors, sculpture and photographs by distinguished contemporary and historic artists whom captured the beauty and importance of our National Parks.

This exhibition is a companion to the
recently released book, Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections - Contemporary Interpretations, authored by Jean Stern, Susan McGarry & Terry Lawson Dunn, published by Fresco Publications, 2013
 
 
 
Inspired by nineteenth-century painters and photographers, Congress passed legislation preserving America’s spectacular natural resources for the enjoyment of all. Today, artists continue to play a significant role in interpreting these iconic panoramas, intimate corners,  and diverse wildlife within our National Parks.  This exhibition and sale will explore several beloved National Parks through the eyes of artists from the late 19th century to the present day.
 
Views by historic artists including Charles Partridge Adams, Gunnar Widforss, Birger Sandzen, Thomas Moran and more provide an early look at the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park and Yosemite.  Followed by early and mid 20th century depictions of these parks as well as the Tetons by artists including Ansel Adams, Pansy Stockton,  and Frank Vavra. The survey concludes with a great selection of works by contemporary painters including William Hook, James Biggers, Rosetta and Cydney Springer.  Many of the contemporary works are illustrated in the book.
 
Prices on these original works start under $500 and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit the National Parks Conservation Association.