Craig Blietz, “Pedium,” 2016, oil and acrylic on linen, 35 x 62 in. © Paine Art Center and Gardens 2017

Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Paine Art Center and Gardens are in celebration after recently opening a stunning exhibition of paintings by an accomplished painter who’s no stranger to Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. Will you recognize this Midwestern talent?

On view now through May 28 at the Paine Art Center and Gardens is a brilliant showcase of recent paintings by Craig Blietz. A Door County native, Blietz has established national renown for his lovely paintings of farm animals and rural landscapes, “which celebrate the dignity and quiet beauty of agrarian life,” the Paine says. “This exhibition features a selection of new works by Blietz, reflecting the inspiration he gleans from the serene landscapes and noble depictions of animals created by nineteenth-century French Barbizon School artists, many of whom are represented in the Paine’s permanent collection.”

To learn more, visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens.

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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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