“The Coast of Camp Island, 1955“ by William Keinbusch
Medium:Poster image of original 1955 casein and pencil piece
Height: 18 in
Width: 24 in
Blue, green, and black brushstrokes in a geometric pattern.
AFter years of studying art, William Kienbusch did not find his true identity as an artist until he spent a summer in Stonington, Maine. There he discovered the powerful Maine landscape that had attracted Winslow Homer, John Marin, and Marsden Hartley. Hartley's work, especially, provided a stylistic model, and his desire to express the "inner reality of the world of nature" coincided with Kienbusch's own feelings. Best known for semi-abstract landscapes, Kienbusch spent summers photographing and sketching the pine trees, buoys, and shacks of the Maine coast.