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The Modern Landscape

Presented by Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery and First Tuesday ArtWalk at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery, Mill Valley CA

Sep 03 2019
Oct 31 2019
The Modern Landscape

Paintings by eleven of the best landscape artists working since 1960

First Tuesday ArtWalk Receptions:
*  Sep 3 / Oct 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibit Dates:  September 3 – October 31

[Pictured:  Clay Johnson, ‘The Long Wait’]

Ranging from romantic tonal narratives, highly abstracted interpretation of the vast Wyoming prairie, urban motifs, and conceptual landscape.

Landscape painting has its roots in Western culture since antiquity.  The Greeks and Romans created stucco murals of idealized bucolic landscape to decorate their palaces and country villas.

After a decline during the middle ages landscape painting was revived by artists such as Giorgione representing a growing appreciation for the natural world and man’s place within it. The seventeenth through 19 Centuries saw the landscape reach it’s pinnacle in traditional narrative painting.

With the invention of photography painting was liberated from its roll in documenting the world of things.

Through the next hundred years artist’s  explored the psychological effects of color, texture and gesture, injecting the work with their own inner emotions and perceptions. This has been true for landscape painters as well beginning with the French Fauve and German Expressionist movement of the early twentieth Century and continuing to today.

This exhibition looks at the paintings of eleven of the best landscape artists working since 1960. The work ranges from romantic tonal narratives by John McCormick, Gail Chase Bien, Thomas Monaghan and Hiro Yokose, the highly abstracted interpretation of the vast Wyoming prairie by Clay Johnson, the Urban motifs of Susan Grossman and Claudia Rilling and finally to the conceptual landscapes of Johnnie Winona Ross.

I believe viewers will be amazed by the diversity and yet they are all landscapes!


Free Admission – Open to the public during gallery hours

Contact: 415-981-1080


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Additional time info:

First Tuesday ArtWalk Receptions:   Sep 3 / Oct 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday – Friday:  10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or by appointment


Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941


Street parking available.


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