John Cole - Eagle's Walk - Nooksack, 2006, oil on canvas
John Cole - Eagle's Walk - Nooksack, 2006, oil on canvas

Exhibition Date: 

March 22, 2014 to June 15, 2014

Reception Date: 

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 2:00pm

Recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading landscape artists, John Cole (1936-2007) painted in the region for almost four decades.  Favoring abstraction over literal description, Cole’s distinctive, muscular style, which evolved from his European roots and American modernist influences, sublimely expresses the quintessential features of the majestic Northwest landscape—water, mountains, and trees. This historical survey includes not just iconic landscapes, but important figurative and still life works that are less known, and traces the major influences on the artist as reflected in his oils, prints, and drawings.
This exhibition is co-curated by Lisa Harris and Sarah Harvey of Lisa Harris Gallery with support from Lucille Cole, the John D. Cole Estate, Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley.


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