Barry Gealt, Embracing Nature
Landscape Paintings, 1988-2012
Barry Gealt's nature paintings, with their thick layers of pigment and saturated colors, evoke the drama of place—purple waves splashing over shell-pink sands, mossy rocks protruding among twisting water surfaces, the windless mists of Indiana mornings, and the hush and rustle of winter woods. This beautiful retrospective catalog presents forty of Gealt's works, mostly large oil-on-panel paintings, from 1985 through 2012. Rachel Berenson Perry traces Gealt's art-making life from his early experiments with figurative painting through the evolution of his abstract, forceful, almost sculptural landscape style. Perry also discusses Gealt's long career as a dedicated teacher and mentor to his many students in the painting program at Indiana University from 1969 until his retirement in 2007.
About the Authors
Rachel Berenson Perry is Emeritus Curator of Fine Arts at the Indiana State Museum and author of T. C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists, 1896-1914 (IUP, 2009) and The Life and Work of Ada Walter Shulz.
"Atmospheric and appealing to the imagination, [Gealt's] paintings are also sensationally tactile, sculptural in their sense of modeled paint. . . . Thrilling and dramatic, they . . . remind us of the sublime and the ancient abiding in the landscape of rural Indiana and France. . . . The passion of the artist reveals the power of place; place, depicted, reflects the spirit of the artist."—Kathleen A. Foster, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Other Titles by Rachel Berenson Perry
Lyn Letsinger-Miller, introduction by Rachel Berenson Perry, Lyn Letsinger-Miller
Jul 2019 - Indiana University Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
Other Titles in ART / Individual Artists / General
Janis K. Sternbergs
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text