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Peter Poskas - YELLOW MOON RISING PARMALEE FARM -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by Peter Poskas


Limited Edition of: 850
Image Size: 32"w x 22"h.
Published: August 1996

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"Generally speaking, painting form has always been an evolutionary process -assimilating, building, stretching - not revolutionary but growing. I've worked out a process of painting that is suggestive rather than explicit, echoing the nature of my subject and the infinitely variable and eloquently descriptive force of light.

"Specifically, this farm is one of my favorite subjects. I have returned to paint it for many, many years but this is my first image that is set in this specific moment of twilight, when the landscape is still romantically defined. Of course, the moon has always had meanings and associations to all places and cultures, as have this time of year and time of day, adding to the universal appeal of this image."

Peter Poskas
“Peter Poskas has moved into the front rank of living American landscape painters because of his profound sense of place and remarkable ability to translate light and atmosphere onto his canvas.” So says art critic Theodore F. Wolff, and gallery owners and curators throughout the United States have agreed. In fact, Poskas is considered one of America’s foremost landscape painters, in the tradition of the famous Hudson River School’s pioneers and the later Luminist painters. Born and raised in Connecticut, Poskas weighed jobs in forestry and wildlife management against a fine art career during his years at the University of Connecticut. Art eventually won out, and Poskas attended Connecticut’s Paier School of Fine Art and the University of Hartford. He moved on to the University of Massachusetts, and during this time his paintings were shown at Kennedy Galleries in New York City. Slowly but surely, his work gained attention throughout the Northeast. Since that time, Poskas has developed his technique in watercolor, acrylic, and oil, working on paper, masonite, and canvas. The finished works of art have been shown in one-man and group exhibitions from Provo, Utah, to Bijitsu-Sekia, Japan. Poskas’ work is part of the permanent collections of Maine’s Farnsworth Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts, as well as General Foods, the Ford Motor Company, and the Exxon Corporation. A book of Poskas’ art, The Illuminated Landscape, was published in 1987, and then republished by popular demand in 1992.


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