New Mexico Art Tells its History

Highway and Mesa - Gwyn

Highway and Mesa, 1982
Woody Gwyn (American, born 1944)
oil with alkyd resins on linen, 60 x 78 in. (152.4 x 198.1 cm)
Museum purchase, 1983
1982.62

Woody Gwynn, a longtime resident of New Mexico, was born in San Antonio, Texas and received his formal art education from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His oil paintings of vast landscape horizons and long highways show great technical skill, exploring his primary interest in light and space. They reflect the wide horizons of his childhood in West Texas, and are often inspired by the landscape from his travels worldwide, and his home in Galisteo, NM.

 

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