Monroe, Lanford

Influenced by her father and mother, artists C. E. and Betty Monroe as well as her parents’ neighbors–none other than John Clymer and Bob Kuhn–Lanford Monroe sought out the boundaries of American realism, finding a romantic balance between the seen, unseen and half-seen in the natural world. In Moose in Mist, Monroe tucks the moose pair into the fingers of morning fog rising from the still water’s edge. A sense of near silence, of reflections, put the viewer in a reflective mood. If you looked at this painting every morning, you would wonder and look forward to whatever the new day might bring.

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