New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut. Gift of the Estate of George Deem, 2013.
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The Landscape Painter
My starting point was an 18th-century print showing a room illuminated from a single light source. The shadows of everything in the room are cast by that one light. My first response to this image was to make a drawing Studio with One Light Source. That was in 1981. In 1991 I made a painting on paper The Landscape Painter in which I used that image of a single light source again. I wanted a romantic image of a painter at work in his studio. People often prefer to think that a painter works with a lot of gesture and hope. That is the image I wanted as a picture of a painter. (George Deem, Note written for use as wall text in the exhibition "George Deem and Peter Angelo Simon: Paintings and Photographs in Conversation" at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana, 2001).
Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana