Elizabeth Osborne’s Watercolors: Five Decades @ Locks Gallery

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Elizabeth Osborne’s Watercolors: Five Decades @ Locks Gallery

April 7, 2017 - May 6, 2017

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April 7 – May 6, 2017
Reception: Friday, April 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
This  small  survey  of  watercolors  by  the  renowned  painter,  Elizabeth  Osborne acknowledges  her  lifelong  focus  and  devotion  to  the  medium.  For  an  artist  that has long worked alternatively in either watercolor or oil on canvas, the subtleties of watercolor on paper has been an immensely vibrant tool in her studio practice. Osborne’s  definitive  handling  of  color  and  light—strengths  she  has  developed from the watercolor medium has often been remarked upon by curators and critics.
Osborne  has  frequently  painted  outdoors  and  most  often  with  watercolor—some of her beloved locations are Manchester by the Sea, coastal Maine and the
southwest. At  different  points  of  her  long  career,  the  artist  has  chosen  to work exclusively on watercolor for a period of time in the studio.  The resulting still lives and  landscapes  became  defining  images  for  the  artist  as  they  were  translated  to large canvas works.
Osborne was the subject of two recent museum surveys—Veils of Color, a traveling exhibited organized by the Michener Art Museum and Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixties at  the  Delaware  Art  Museum.  Osborne  has  exhibited  extensively  throughout  the United States. Her work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Artists, Philadelphia, PA; The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown,  PA;  and  the  Delaware  Art  Museum,  Wilmington,  DE.  Osborne  has received  numerous  awards  including  the  Percy  M.  Owens  Memorial  Award,  a MacDowell  Colony  Grant,  the  Richard  and  Hinda  Rosenthal  Foundation  Award (American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters), a Fulbright Fellowship, with which she traveled to Paris in 1963. She was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia where she was a faculty member from 1963-2015.


April 7, 2017
May 6, 2017
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Philadelphia, PA United States
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