Gunnar Widforss Catalogue Raisonné Project: Background
Was on exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona from November 20, 2009 through June 1, 2010. Petersen has published articles and lectured on Widforss' life and career. A partial listing of other exhibits curated by Petersen include: Full Measure - The Artistic Legacy of Bruce Aiken, Ed Mell - Paintings of the New West. With Juli Sasse , Natural Languages: The Art of Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Merrill Mahaffey: Interior Views of the American West, a Fifty Year Retrospective. The West of George Elbert Burr,.
Gunnar Widforss Catalogue Raisonné Project: Biography
In 1923 Widforss traveled to the Southwest, visiting Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. The following year the artist made his only trip to Yellowstone where he made numerous paintings of the spectacular canyon and falls of the Yellowstone River. Widforss worked indoors only on rare occasions and in a letter to a friend remarked that it is much better to sit out in the middle of the scene. Watercolor on paper, 34 x 28 inches (86.4 x 71.1 cm). Belknap, Bill and Frances Spencer. The Gunnar...