Opening June 9 at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, Minnesota, is an outstanding solo exhibition from one of the nation’s top representational painters. Discover his secrets in capturing the domestic sphere.
Classically trained and grounded in traditions of the Old Masters, painter Jeffrey T. Larson is, without a doubt, a name that should perk the ears of collectors and traditional art enthusiasts. “Domestic Space” is the latest display of Larson’s talent and mastery of oil at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, Minnesota. The exhibition will be on view through September 18.

Jeffrey Larson, “Fish on Bowl,” 2006, oil on canvas, 12 x 11 1/2 in. (c) Tweed Museum of Art 2016

The museum reports, “Visitors to the exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art can expect a rich introduction to classical realism, a term invented by Larson’s mentor, Richard Lack (1928-2009). The exhibition presents thirty works, including portraits and still life paintings created in Larson’s studio during winter months, as well as figures in nature which he paints en plein air, in full summer sun. The ‘wow’ factors in these works are the meticulously rendered colors, tones and textures of still life objects, which range from shiny new to age-mellowed, and the surprising range of intense color in his light-drenched outdoor scenes.

Jeffrey Larson, “The White Sheet,” 2006, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 in. (c) Tweed Museum of Art 2016

“Jeffrey Larson studied from 1980-84 with Richard Lack (1928-2009) at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis. Lack is credited with preserving and passing on classical techniques and teaching methods which extend back to the master-apprentice system of 17th-19th century European academies. To expand his artistic education, Larson also studied anatomy at the University of Minnesota, bronze-casting at private foundries, and traditional paintings in museums in Europe and the U.S.”
To learn more, visit the Tweed Museum of Art.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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