Seasons of Light - Eternal Moments by Richard Earl Thompson

by Susan Hallsten McGarry



(above: Richard Thompson, Sugar Maple, 1979, oil on canvas)


(above: Richard Thompson, Spring Dream, 1976, oil on canvas)

About the exhibition:

This essay was written for the exhibition "Richard Thompson: Seasons of Light" held April 9 - June 12, 2005 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.


(above: Richard Thompson, Haystacks, Normandy, 1984, oil on canvas)

About the author

Susan Hallsten McGarry is an independent curator and freelance writer living in Santa Fe, NM. She earned her M.A. in art history from the University of Minnesota and served as editor-in-chief of Southwest Art magazine from 1979-1997. McGarry is director of the Plein-Air Painters of America, founded in 1986, and has authored numerous books and catalogs on western American artists, including Kenneth Riley, Tom Ryan, Sandy Scott, Dick Evans and Tom Lovell. She recently authored, Honoring the Western Tradition, featuring the L.D. Brinkman Collection, Kerrville, TX, and the Reflections on a Pond: A Visual Journal by Kevin Macpherson.

Editor's note:

This essay was published on April 5, 2005 in Resource Library with permission of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, please contact the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum directly through either this phone number or web address:

Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Ms. Marcia M. Theel of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for her help concerning the above text.


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