Saginaw Art Museum

Saginaw, MI



Robert Bissell: Animals Are Good for Thinking


The Saginaw Art Museum will exhibit the oil paintings of Robert Bissell July 8 - August 26, 1999. There will be 21 pieces in the second-floor south gallery. Mr. Bissell illustrates books and they will be available for sale in the Museum Store.

"Robert Bissell is an Englishman, transplanted to Oregon. However his engaging paintings retain many traits of British culture. He makes animals of all sorts the protagonists of his narratives. Like a latter-day Beatrix Potter, in whose illustrations everything is seen from a rabbit's eye view, a good deal of Bissell's content suggests menace, and mirrors human existence. Bissell's creatures great and small easily become our surrogates, and the paintings may be read as life lessons" said William Zimmer, New York. (left: Robert Bissell, Knights at the Round Table)

This exhibition is organized by Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

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