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Untitled

Artwork

Identifier:
1999.897.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Medium:
Oil on Paper
Date:
1998
Dimensions:

Description:
Abstract landscape with green and red hills, purple sky.
Historical Context:
Stephen Duren attended the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1970s, and always favored working outside, directly from nature. During these periods of pleinair painting, he absorbed countless textures and patterns from the landscape, including that particular quality of light that is unique to California. This visual vocabulary became the foundation for his painting, moving from realism to abstraction. He was inspired by many European artists from the 1800s, including Constable, Corot, Corbet, Sisley, Van Gogh and Monet.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ PEW Campus (Grand Rapids) ➜ Richard M. DeVos Center ➜ Building C (DEV) ➜ 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; 2nd fl., Outside of Rm. 220C