Monday, October 11, 2010

FRED SHANE, Paintings, 1928-1990

Fred Shane
Climax, Colorado, 1943-44 

On view:
October 1 through 30, 2010

Fred Shane (1906-1990) was a regionalist, surrealist, muralist, and long-time teacher at the University of Missouri. Widely admired for early down-to-earth portraits of his all too human mid-western neighbors, his landscapes of Colorado and California ranged from awe-inspiring to affectionate views of tourist foibles. His surrealist pieces are among the strongest produced in post-war America.