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Lot 55

Woody Gwyn "Tourists II" Oil Painting 1991-92

Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000

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Woody Gwyn (American, b. 1944). Oil on canvas painting titled "Tourists II" depicting a scenic vista of the American southwest, 1991-92. Two tourists stand at the edge of an overlook, taking in the dramatic view. Signed along the lower right.

Provenance: Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York; Distinguished Corporate Collection, Minnesota.

Lot Essay:
Gwyn found early inspiration in New Mexico when he moved there in 1974. The sense of space and scale informed his vast landscapes. It is these landscapes that would lead to his recognition as one of America's foremost contemporary landscape painters. The purity of color in his works as well as radiant lighting, unconventional compositions, and inclusion of minute details has led him to be dubbed a "painter of clarity itself."

His works usually start as plein-air sketches and watercolors and record the immediate details. From there, he moves to his studio where he begins to capture "the truth of the land" with color on canvas, panel, or paper. While his works capture the reality of his subjects, they are also imbued with a sense of hidden extraordinary. He finds the inherent beauty of the landscape in every work.

Gwyn has been highly exhibited throughout the United States and his works are held in the collections of esteemed institutions including The Cleveland Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and many more.

Sight; height: 60 in x width: 71 1/2 in. Framed; height: 61 1/2 in x width: 71 1/2 in.


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