Monday, August 2, 2010

Final Week to See American Modernists Exhibition

Leon Kelly (American, 1901-1982), Bather Emerging from the Sea, 1952, oil on canvas, 36 x 26 inches, courtesy of Gratz Gallery

This is the final week to see the exhibition, American Modernists in Wyoming: George McNeil, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Leon Kelly. The last day to see the exhibition is Saturday, July 7.

This exhibition presents the work of three artists, each exploring a different form of abstraction in their work. George McNeil was an abstract expressionist, Ilya Bolotowsky painted in the geometric abstraction style, and Leon Kelly was a surrealist painter. These three painters were also professors at the University of Wyoming during the 1940s and 1950s. They taught painter Harold Garde, who came to UW during the 1940s on the GI Bill. Garde's retrospective exhibition, Harold Garde. painting. 50 years. is also currently on view and will remain open until August 21.

For more information on this or any other exhibition, please visit the Art Museum website, or call 307.766.6622.

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