Kirsten Olds, TU Assistant Professor of Art History, to Lecture on Edgar Payne

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

This event is free and open to the public.

Kirsten Olds, TU Assistant Professor of Art History, will lecture on the animated and vividly powerful landscape paintings of Edgar Payne (1883-1947) on December 7, at noon at the Gilcrease Museum.

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey will open at the Gilcrease Museum December 2, 2012, and run through March 24, 2013. Edgar Payne (1883–1947) is considered one of the most gifted of California's early plein air artists. This exhibition features nearly 100 paintings and drawings, as well as photographs and objects from the artist's studio.

Payne utilized the animated brushwork, vibrant palette, and shimmering light of Impressionism, but his powerful imagery was unique among artists of his generation. While his contemporaries favored a quieter, more idyllic representation of the natural landscape, Payne was devoted to subjects of rugged beauty. His majestic, vital landscapes are informed by his reverence for the natural world. This exhibition traces Payne's artistic development as he traveled the world in search of magnificent settings: the Southern and Central California coast, the Sierra, the Swiss Alps, the harbors and waterways of France and Italy, and the desert Southwest.


Deborah Burke