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  • Skagit artwork by Alfred Currier - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Skagit artwork by Alfred Currier
  • Skagit artwork by Alfred Currier - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Skagit artwork by Alfred Currier - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Skagit artwork by Alfred Currier - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Alfred Currier was born in 1943 in New Jersey, grew up in Ohio and has studied and traveled widely in the United States and abroad. He received his formal education at Columbus College of Art Design in Ohio and the American Academy of Art in Chicago, were he earned his degree in fine arts. He is known for his plein air and impasto oil paintings and his works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. He currently resides in Anacortes with his wife, artist Anne Schreivogl.

 

From the artiist's website: "For me, art has been an obsession as well as a passion. Passion would be for the love of it. Obsession means you have no choice. My work takes on two different faces, plein air and impasto. The Plein air aspct keeps my technical painting skills freshly honed, giving me the tools in my toolbox. Impasto studio painting, on the other hand, is my more creative side as it allows me to explore textrue and color from imagination. My impasto oils have afforded me my own voice in this world. Plein air is controlled by the subject in front of my while my impasto is controlled by the muse within." (http://alfredcurrier.com/)

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"In Currier's paintings there is always a balancing act between abstraction and realism, between a kind of social realism and landscape-inspired impressionism.  He would never want to be thought of as a mere illustrator, having long since opted for what he understands to be "fine art" and the freedom of invention it provides him. Fine art, for him, cannot be narrative art, subservient to some other cause.... Alfred Currier's paintings of the Skagit tulip fields can be thought of as devices, as emblems, as surely as are Jasper John's American flags and numerals or Tom Wesselman's Great American Nudes. In the same way, these paintings are done to bring our attention to the underlying process of art-making. What all these artists are saying, with only variations on theme, is that painting the painting, not the subject matter, is what's important." --Ted Lindberg, author of "Alfred Currier: Impasto" from University of Washington Press.

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About "Skagit"

Vivid reds and oranges pop out of the color field during the day, dark blues, greens and violets become more prominent in the evening. Deep yellows and gold leaf draw the eye to the setting sun and small notes of gold leaf add notes of fading light throughout. 

 

When asked recently to remark on this canvas, Currier characterized it as a 'special' piece, stating "I mark this as a transitional piece using the tulip fields and the "impasto" technique that has become my signature these pass twenty five years."  

Alfred Currier

Skagit

  • 1992
  • 44 x 40 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil / Canvas
  • Origin: USA
  • Provenance: Purchased from artist in 1994.
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    Gallery price:  $7,400 

     

    A. Currier is a noted impasto and plein air painter residing in the Pacific Northwest. The artist considers this piece to mark the beginning of the 'impasto' technique that became his signature.

     

    The sale price does not include insurance or shipping; willing to ship nationally or overseas.

  • Price: $5,000.00 USD
  • Seller: LMDietzel, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 4854
  • Artplode Seller ID: 9879

About Artist:

Alfred Currier was born in 1943 in New Jersey, grew up in Ohio and has studied and traveled widely in the United States and abroad. He received his formal education at Columbus College of Art Design in Ohio and the American Academy of Art in Chicago, were he earned his degree in fine arts. He is known for his plein air and impasto oil paintings and his works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. He currently resides in Anacortes with his wife, artist Anne Schreivogl.

 

From the artiist's website: "For me, art has been an obsession as well as a passion. Passion would be for the love of it. Obsession means you have no choice. My work takes on two different faces, plein air and impasto. The Plein air aspct keeps my technical painting skills freshly honed, giving me the tools in my toolbox. Impasto studio painting, on the other hand, is my more creative side as it allows me to explore textrue and color from imagination. My impasto oils have afforded me my own voice in this world. Plein air is controlled by the subject in front of my while my impasto is controlled by the muse within." (http://alfredcurrier.com/)

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"In Currier's paintings there is always a balancing act between abstraction and realism, between a kind of social realism and landscape-inspired impressionism.  He would never want to be thought of as a mere illustrator, having long since opted for what he understands to be "fine art" and the freedom of invention it provides him. Fine art, for him, cannot be narrative art, subservient to some other cause.... Alfred Currier's paintings of the Skagit tulip fields can be thought of as devices, as emblems, as surely as are Jasper John's American flags and numerals or Tom Wesselman's Great American Nudes. In the same way, these paintings are done to bring our attention to the underlying process of art-making. What all these artists are saying, with only variations on theme, is that painting the painting, not the subject matter, is what's important." --Ted Lindberg, author of "Alfred Currier: Impasto" from University of Washington Press.

 -------------------------

About "Skagit"

Vivid reds and oranges pop out of the color field during the day, dark blues, greens and violets become more prominent in the evening. Deep yellows and gold leaf draw the eye to the setting sun and small notes of gold leaf add notes of fading light throughout. 

 

When asked recently to remark on this canvas, Currier characterized it as a 'special' piece, stating "I mark this as a transitional piece using the tulip fields and the "impasto" technique that has become my signature these pass twenty five years."  







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