Kokoon Presents Gone But Not Forgotten
Cleveland has long been a breeding ground for Fine Artists, and this exhibition highlights several who have contributed their particular artistic prowess to the region since the early twentieth century.
Frank Wilcox (1887-1964) was a longtime Cleveland School of Art teacher, book author, historian and artist. He produced prolific amounts of drawings, prints and paintings that explored the human character; travel scenes from all across America, Canada and Europe; Ohio history of Native Americans and the Canal systems; and everyday life in Northeast Ohio.
William E. Scheele (1920-98) became an artist whose interest in animal life led him to the directorship of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1949-72). Besides painting for his own pleasure, he wrote and illustrated seven books, weekly articles for the Cleveland Press and other scientific publications.
Randall Tiedman (1949-2012) was a self-taught artist who explored all aspects of painting that interested him. His unbounded enthusiasm and exploration blossomed during the last six years of his life, resulting in a unique series of “inscape” paintings. These “Rust Belt” images were created from Randall’s memories while listening to classical music.
Michael Prunty (1953-2015) worked in the professional advertising business for decades, while developing a highly skilled method of watercolor painting. His love of the Northeast Ohio cityscapes and landscapes is evident in his work, blending soft, atmospheric effects and tight, linear architectural elements.
Other historic artists, like William Sommer, Henry Keller and Paul Travis will also be shown.
Works of Frank Wilcox, curated by William Scheele: November 27, 2015 – March 2016 at the Cleveland History Center / Western Reserve Historical Society
Gone but Not Forgotten: Through February 6, 2016
Kokoon Arts Gallery
1305 West 80th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102