Oglethorpe University Museum
Quiet Times, Quiet Places: Landscapes in Oil by Lloyd Nick
Oglethorpe University announces the exhibition, "Quiet Times, Quiet Places: Landscapes in Oil by Lloyd Nick." The exhibition will run from September 26 through October 31, 1999.
Lloyd Nick has served as a professor of art at Oglethorpe University since 1984. He is founding director of the Oglethorpe University Art Gallery and founding and current director of Oglethorpe University Museum (OUM). During his recent sabbatical leave, Nick traveled to Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Pacific Northwestern United States. This exhibition of landscapes focuses on paintings completed during his recent sabbatical leave, and also includes related artwork from his previous sabbatical. (left: Lake of the Mist, oil on linen on board, 1.5 x 24 inches)
"For more than thirty years now, I have painted mountains. When I see them, I seem to react as a child seeing home again at the end of a journey," said Nick. "I am very attracted to the drama and the subtleties of the mountains and their relationship with the clouds above them. This is particularly moving at the end of the day -- at sunset."
Born in Rochester, New York, Nick received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Hunter College (City University of New York) in 1966, He earned his master of fine arts in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 where he studied with Neil Welliver. Nick also won national competitions to study at Yale-Norfolk and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture with prominent realist painters William Bailey and Philip Pearlstein. (right: Queen Anne's Sunset, oil on linen on board, 20 x 32 inches)
Nick began his teaching career in 1969 at the American College of Monaco where he was chairman of the art department. He also taught at Guilford and Methodist Colleges in North Carolina before joining the faculty at Oglethorpe University.
"The mountains have a mythological presence for me," said Nick. "I have tried to paint these natural dramas. The subtleties hiding in the majestic forms and patterns are equally meaningful and necessary to the vision, because they define the sensation of the specific moments. The subtleties are the result of limited and constantly changing Light on sensual forms of two opposites -- the ethereal clouds and the eternal mountains."
Nick' s works have been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and Gallerie Monte Carlo in Monaco. His paintings are also in the private collections of Princess Grace of Monaco, Baron and Baroness Guy de Rothschild of Monaco, and In corporate and public collections in more than 10 countries.
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