Watercolors and Oil Paintings from the Arkell Collection
February 15, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Ogden Minton Pleissner said that he could be called “a landscape painter, a painter of landscapes who also liked to hunt and fish.” He traveled out West, to Quebec, through New England and the South prepared with both fishing and sketching equipment. The Arkell collection includes both watercolors and oil paintings by this American artist who found success as an artist with his first solo show at Macbeth Gallery in 1933. Works in the Arkell collection date from 1936-1942 and depict diverse locations that include southern United States, Wyoming, Nebraska, and war time in the Aleutian Islands.
Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983)
“Cold Day in January”
Of Time and the Mohawk River
George Inness: The Arkell Collection
Exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum
October 27,2013-February 9, 2014
James Gurney’s Dinotopia brings the worlds of science and the imagination to life by chronicling Arthur and Will Denison's remarkable experiences on a lost island in vibrant color and meticulous detail. Recounted in words and pictures in the best-selling book series, Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992), Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), and Dinotopia: First Flight (1999), the artist’s compelling tale has engaged and enchanted readers by inviting them to explore the far reaches of a mysterious destination. Waterfall City, the island’s center of learning, The Hatchery, birthplace of many of Dinotopia’s prehistoric inhabitants, and The Forbidden Mountains, where dinosaurs dare not venture, are just a few of the places described in Arthur Denison’s fictional journal and in the outstanding works on view.
Inspired by a deep and abiding interest in archaeology, lost civilizations, and the art of illustration, James Gurney invites viewers to enter a fantastical world in which dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side. His luminous paintings, beautifully crafted drawings and hand-made models, which are featured in this exhibition, explore the wonders of the distant past through the lens of the imagination.
Sponsored in part by Fenimore Asset Management, Inc.and MacKenzie & Tallent.
The Excursion 1995, Oil on canvas mounted to plywood
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