Sunday, January 16, 2011

Woody Gwyn

Woody Gwyn, southwestern landscape and figure painter par excellence, believes that landscape painting is a figment of its time. His contemporary paintings often contain highways because that's how we moderns get out into the countryside to see the landscape. Born in San Antonio, raised in west Texas; he used to teach at Texas Tech. I believe he now lives in Alburquerque. Here's his website (from which the image left, an oil on linen called "Road Cut", is copied): Peter Sacks wrote a book about him called Woody Gwyn; I'd be happy to order it for you by interlibrary loan. If you go to click on the Books tab, you'll see the Interlibrary Loan page on the drop-down menu.

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