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Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 2nd Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
STU; 2nd Floor; Suite 206; Room 260

“The Coast of Camp Island, 1955“ by William Keinbusch

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.59.69
Artist:
Farnsworth Art Museum
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster image of original 1955 casein and pencil piece
Date:
1996
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Blue, green, and black brushstrokes in a geometric pattern.
Historical Context:
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.