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December 1-30 - Daniel North: "Travel Artist"

Opening Reception Saturday, December 1, 2007, 6-8 pm

Artist's Statement:

Born in Dexter, Missouri and raised in nearby Poplar Bluff, Daniel North has spent the last seven years traveling and painting North America from the continuous perspective of a local resident. His art explores the continuing significance of the land adjacent to and west of the Mississippi River, as well as the manner in which residing societies instinctively utilize their territory's unique perspective of philosophy, religion and literature to cope with daily life in a difficult world.

In 2005, Daniel was featured in the periodical "New American Paintings" as one of the top forty painters of the Western US, as selected by the curator of painting and drawing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 2007, he moved from his home and studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to return to southeast Missouri. While he continues to paint about the contemporary American West Experience, his most recent work focuses on documenting the manner in which the southern Midwest landscapes and society have changed since his youth.

Daniel's prolific production of nearly 200 paintings per year has garnered the attention of galleries and museums across North America. He maintains permanent studios in northern Montana, near Glacier National Park and in the Missouri Bootheel, with his wife and three children. - c. 1999-2008 Margaret Harwell Art Museum, City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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