Lecture July 13, 2021 at 7:00 MDT at The Museum of the Rockies. Free admission.
Clyde Aspevig is an American painter known for his loose, realistic depictions of the vast, open landscapes of Wyoming and Montana. Inspired by the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Anders Zorn, Aspevig simplifies forms and focuses on light rather than scientific detail. “Paintings are a spiritual communion with nature which results in my celebration of life,” the artist has said. “Toward this end, I yearn for country that has not been tainted by subdivision, power poles, billboards, and water slides. I choose to paint my pictures as if I, or the viewer, were the first person to set foot upon the landscape.”