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Abstract Angus

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© Courtesy of Denver Art Museum
Abstract Angus

100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
May 20th, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
Opening: May 20th, 2012 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.denverartmuseum.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
720-865-5000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm Friday 10 am–10 pm* Saturday 10 am–5 pm Sunday Noon–5 pm Monday Closed

DESCRIPTION

Theodore Waddell arrived in New York in the early 1960s, only a short decade after abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Clyfford Still dominated the art world. Gleaning elements from this art movement, Waddell returned home to his native Montana and created works of nearly abstract backgrounds that suggest the landscape. By painting figures that symbolized cattle in snow-filled backgrounds, the painter walks the line of abstraction and realism. This exhibition of 26 works explores Waddell’s abstract paintings, sketches, and drawings that challenge the common perception that all western American art is created in a realistic style.