Museum of Northwest Art

La Conner, WA



Celebrating the Mysteries: A Retrospective of Paintings by Leo Kenney


The Museum of Northwest Art opens its summer season on June 2, 2000 with "Celebrating the Mysteries," a major retrospective of paintings by Leo Kenney. A reception will be held for Mr. Kenney in the galleries on Saturday, June 3, from 2 - 5pm. The show continues through October 1, 2000.

The exhibit includes more than 80 works from private and public collections from all over the Northwest and California. This exhibition will be significant for the cultural arts of the Pacific Northwest. It provides wonderful examples of the historic tradition and the continuing vigor of the "Northwest School" which began in the 1940's. (left: Night Swimmer II, 1954, gouache on paper, 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches, Museum of Northwest Art, Promised gift of Marshall and Helen Hatch, Photo: Richard Nicol)

Leo Kenney, a major figure in contemporary Northwest Art, is considered a Northwest master. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries in the Northwest and nationally, including the Seattle Art Museum, Foster White Gallery, Port Angeles Art Center, and the Willard Gallery in New York. He is part of the second generation of what came to be known as the "Northwest School" and friend of artists Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Mark Tobey and Richard Gilkey. This will be the first major retrospective exhibition of his work since 1973. Mr. Kenney, now 75 years old, lives in Seattle.

This exhibition and accompanying color catalog was funded in part with grants from The Allen Foundation for the Arts, Osberg Family Trust, Washington State Arts Commission, Washington Women's Foundation, Marshall Hatch and many other individual donors.

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