Featured Artist – Thomas Locker: Views of Arcadia

R. Michelson Galleries
is proud to present
Thomas Locker
(1937 – 2012)
Views of Arcadia
March 6 – June 6 2013
Opening reception March 15, 6-8pm
R. Michelson Galleries
Thomas Locker was one of the major American painters of the past century. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, he had over 75 solo exhibitions. His work ranged from the delicate to the monumental, but all had one thing in common: the beauty of the natural world. He had a deep appreciation for the elusive link between the human spirit and the sublime force of nature.
Please join us to celebrate Thomas Locker’s legacy at the one year anniversary of his passing. At the reception we will be viewing never before seen footage of Mr. Locker discussing the philosophy behind his life’s work.

See a preview of the exhibition…

Thomas Locker: American Landscape Painter and Conservationist - Introduction
Thomas Locker: American Landscape Painter and Conservationist – Introduction
Copyright 2012 Fulcrum Publishing
About R. Michelson Galleries 
For over 35 years, R. Michelson Galleries has been acknowledged as a leader in discovering and nurturing the careers of many of our country’s best known figurative artists. Art originally exhibited in our galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago. We are proud to be the first American art gallery to feature the art of children’s book illustration alongside and on an equal footing with the more traditional fine arts.  R. Michelson Galleries is located in Northampton, Massachusetts, the #1 art town in America, in which “the most prominent visual arts space is R. Michelson Galleries.”

– John Villani, The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America

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9780064437509Also see:
Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art , illustrated by Thomas Locker, written by Candace Christiansen:
A tree stands on a hill by a river. As the sky changes, so does the tree, its branches filling with clouds, stars, snow, birds, mists, and the golden spring sun. One tree can mean many things.

Thomas Locker’s lyrical text records the changes in the tree’s world just as simply as a child might observe them, and his magnificent paintings crystallize the natural phenomena that embellish the tree on each page. Questions at the bottom of each page lead to a unique discussion in the back of the book, where art and science are intertwined, and further depth is added to the wonder of Sky Tree.

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