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Ralph Painting

George Brinner

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 48 W x 36 H x 2 D in

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Originally listed for $4,800
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"Ralph" Oil on Canvas - 36"x48" Judge's Choice at prestigious Annual Art Maui Exhibition and Schaefer Gallery Director's favorite. "Ralph", an image from a life drawing I did several years ago, is re-imagined on Keawakapu Beach on Maui's southern shore. A pale, middle-aged man of above average physique, wearing only a pair of dark purple-violet swim trunks, is prone directly on the sand of an otherwise deserted beach. Sunbathing? Eyes closed, arms rest at his sides. The surf behind the man is tranquil. Other than the main subject, the palette used is natural tones of beige, blue, and white. The artist's apt, deliberate, and expressionistic style adds to the mysterious atmosphere of this day at the beach.  'Ralph' will be shipped in a wood gallery-style frame originally made for the painting's protection and my own display, prepared for hanging with a certificate of authenticity enclosed.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 36 H x 2 D in

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Loren Dunlap’s innovative two-dimensional design program at John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis was an early influence that persists today in my approach to painting. It gave me a unique foundation – a specific point of view. After two years at Herron, I received a scholarship from Tulane University’s Sophie Newcomb in New Orleans. The Abstract Expressionists were all the rage in ‘the art world’ then; DeKooning and that crowd. (One of the most celebrated, Helen Frankenthaler, while only briefly my instructor at Newcomb, absolutely changed my way of thinking about the making of art.) From Tulane, I was selected to work on the Owenite restoration Project in New Harmony, Indiana and was an adviser and instructor for the Blaffer Foundation Art Project that followed. I came to Hawaii by chance in the summer of nineteen seventy-eight and began a long-lasting affiliation with Lynn Shue and her Village Gallery Contemporary in Lahaina. I have been a resident of Maui ever since. [Since the summer of 2014 I have also been spending part of each year in Arizona and working out of my studio there.]          ​  

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