Uncovering a huge body of work by an eclipsed painter of 19th century vintage is a rare feat.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Some 50 paintings of the greater Monterey region have emerged over the past few years. Twenty-one of those “moods of Monterey” are on view at the Winfield Gallery during the month of September. Painted between 1904 and 1920, the selection ranges from Point Pinos dunes to the Big Sur headlands, with a preponderance of seascapes featuring Pebble Beach, Carmel and Point Lobos—favorite haunts of the artist.
The Monterey region was one of the spots de Forrest explored repeatedly on canvas, seeking to capture every facet of its topography in every condition of light and atmosphere; “pictorial hourlies” it could be described, by one of California’s most prolific plein air pioneers, until recently unknown.
Lockwood de Forest, one of America's fine atmospheric painters, took the lessons of the Hudson River school and applied them in his own manner, creating a looser landscape "sketch." As well as being a painter, de Forest was an interior & building designer and furnishings importer, who had working partnerships with Louis Comfort Tiffany, among others. He was recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his election to the prestigious National Academy of Design.
Captivated by the light and landscape of the South Coast, de Forest began wintering in Santa Barbara around the turn of the century, and moved to Santa Barbara permanently in 1919, where he lived until his death in 1932.
Uncovering a huge body of work by an eclipsed painter of 19th century vintage is a rare feat. When that artist’s sensibility and technique connect so directly with 21st century viewers, it is cause for celebration.
Lockwood de Forest is on exhibit at the Winfield
Gallery in Carmel, September 1-30. 831.624.3369,
About Winfield Gallery
Winfield Gallery was founded in 1989 by Christopher Winfield. Its principal focus is the representation of contemporary art by established, mid-career and emerging artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography.
The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions a year and maintains a deep commitment to promote our artists’ careers. Winfield Gallery collaborates with museum curators, produces catalogs and books, establish relationships with the press and continue collector education and development. The gallery works to create an atmosphere that builds bridges between the creative work, collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels.
Winfield Gallery also specializes the resale of select works of art from the 20th century by artists and offers an effective and confidential alternative for the resale of important works of art from and on behalf of private individuals and institutions.
Winfield Gallery, Dolores between Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, 831.624.3369, http://www.winfieldgallery.com/
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
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Chris Winfield, Gallery Director
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