Alan Gussow
Ocean Sunrise, Ballston Beach
1968

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Signed lower right: Gussow
Signed, dated and inscribed on stretcher:
Ocean Sunrise Ballston Beach Alan Gussow 1968 / (Alan Gussow Congers, NY)

This work depicts Ballston Beach, located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the town of Truro.

Renowned for his inventive and tenacious blend of abstraction and realism, Alan Gussow’s artistic vision is poetic and profound. In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, he achieved significant recognition as an artist, environmental activist, and educator. Gussow’s unique imagery captures the intimate link between man and the environment, invoking his personal encounters with the smells, sounds, tastes, and sensations of nature. His work is infused with deep cultural and environmental insights, rooted in a beautifully refined aesthetic, and a visual celebration of the places he explored and experienced passionately.

These works harnessed the vitality and physical energy of applying paint characteristic of Abstract Expressionism, the dominant style of this period. Gussow was adept at integrating all senses into our perceptual experience, and he created large-scale works that reflected the actual forces observed and experienced in the natural world around him. He painted abstractions based on patterns in nature, capturing the visual rhythms of snow, clouds, wind, gardens, rain, and ice. As his engagement with environmentalism grew, Gussow used landscape painting to move our focus towards the earth and our experiences with nature.

Details

    Dimensions
    18.5 in. H x 25.75 in. W
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU73632213103
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