Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, June 24, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – Remarks
Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet Members: $10, Students: $5
Advance reservations required by 5:00 p.m. on June 23
New Exhibition Opening: American Masterworks of Howard Terpning
Monday, June 6, 2016 10:08 AM by Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
CORNING, N.Y. (June 3, 2016) – The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition, American Masterworks of Howard Terpning: Highlights from the Eddie Basha Collection Award-Winning Paintings by the Contemporary Master of Western Art. The exhibition will open June 23, 2016 during an opening reception at The Rockwell. The exhibition will be on view to the public starting June 24 through September 18, 2016. The Rockwell is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. all summer long (through Labor Day).
Through the generosity of the Eddie Basha Collection, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view major paintings from one of the largest privately-held art collections in the United States. Howard Terpning has achieved a rare status among contemporary painters of the American West and is recognized by collectors, aficionados of western art, and his fellow artists as a true master. His paintings reflect a knowledge and appreciation of the history, culture, and religion of the Northern Plains Indians. Terpning depicts elements of our collective American history, but harnesses a contemporary style that brings them to life for a modern audience.
About Howard Terpning
Howard Terpning is sometimes called the “Storyteller of the Native American.” His realistic paintings are among the most sought after and acclaimed images ever produced of Native American traditions, customs, and history. Terpning has been honored with retrospective exhibitions at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA, as well as the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.t Buffalo
Terpning has been an artist for most of his life. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the American Academy of Art. He worked in commercial art in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he had a successful career as an illustrator for popular magazines and movie posters.
In 1977, Terpning moved to Tucson, Arizona, to document Native American culture and the America West. Two years later, he was elected to the National Academy of Western Art and, by unanimous vote, to the Cowboy Artists of America. He has been a member of the CAA ever since; choosing to go emeritus in 2003. His work has been recognized by his peers with numerous gold and silver awards, and he has received more Best of Show awards than any other artist. Perhaps even more telling, however, than all his awards and accolades is that he has been accepted by the Native people to whom his work is a lasting tribute.
Learn more about the Eddie Basha Collection at www.eddiebashacollection.com.
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Exhibition Dates: June 24 – September 18, 2016
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