poetry in paint ~
During the last month Brian Mahieu resided in Missouri, on the heels of a successful last show at Orr Steet Studios (sold out), eleven of his paintings were acquired by two museums.
The State Historical Society of Missouri
Curator of Art Collections for The State Historical Society of Missouri, Joan Stack PhD, selected the painting "Winter Sunset Looking North—Cottonwood Grove" for their permanent collection. This is the second Brian Mahieu painting they have acquired, the first was acquired in 1992.
I am thrilled and honored and delighted with their selection! This painting evokes a quintessential winter mood in the Missouri River bottoms.
Previously acquired by The State Historical Society of Missouri
- Soybean Field At Dusk 13 June 89, 8:55p.m.
Museum of Art and Archaeology University of Missouri
Brian Mahieu's painting Opalescent Dusk—Cottonwood Grove was selected by Alisa Carlson, Ph.D., Curator of European and American Art, along with four others for the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri.
This is particularly meaningful for me because as a student I took an art history course at the University of Missouri and wrote a paper on a Dwight Tryon landscape in that collection that had a profound influence on my work for decades.