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    DOEL REED (1895-1985)
    Untitled River and Canyon
    Oil on linen
    30in. x 36in.
    Signed lower left

    Doel Reed was the Chairman of the Oklahoma State University Art Department from 1924-1959. By that time he was widely recognized as one of America's premier artists and was elected to full membership in the National Academy of Design. His exhibition record (below) is distinguished and his paintings are widely held by important institutions.

    Exhibition Record: Society of Independent Artists, 1927 & 1929; Society of American Etchers, 1930-1946; Kansas City Art Institute, 1932; "100 Etchings of Year," 1932-44; Art Institute of Chicago, 1934, 1937, 1939; National Academy of Design, 1934-46, 1965 (Samuel Morse Medal); Tulsa Art Association, 1935 (prize); Paris Salon, 1937; Rome, Italy, 1937; Sweden, 1938; Chicago Society of Etchers, 1938 (prize); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1940; Philadelphia Print Club, 1940 (prize); Venice, Italy, 1940; Carnegie Institute, 1941; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1942, (prize); Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1942; Northwest Printmakers, 1942 (prize), 1944 (prize); Herron Art Institute, 1943; Library of Congress, 1944-46; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1944-45; Philbrook Art Club, 1944 (prize); Laguna Beach Art Association, 1944 (prize); Southern States Art League, 1944 (prize); "50 American Prints," 1944; Oakland Art Gallery, 1945 (prize); Audubon Artists, 1945, 1951 (Gold Medal of Honor), 1954 (John Taylor Arms Memorial Medal); Albany Institute of History and Art, 1945; Pasadena Art Institute, 1946; London; Allied Art Association; National Society of Painters Casein; Mission Gallery, Taos, NM; and Blair Galleries, Ltd. Santa Fe, NM.

    Works held: Carnegie Institute; Honolulu Academy of Art; Grinnell College; Library of Congress; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Art, Houston; New York Public Library; Oklahoma Art Club; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Philbrook Art Club; Seattle Art Museum; Southern Methodist University; University of Montana; University of Tulsa; Bibliotéque Nationale, Paris; Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

    Reed uses parallel linear elements to achieve a sense of depth in his compositions. In this painting there is a strong interplay between the horizontal elements of the valley, sky, and tops of canyon, with the vertical elements framing the canyon walls, streaming sunlight, reflections in the water, and the bare bushes in the foreground. By magnifying the "tension" between horizontal and vertical, Reed has distilled this landscape to its elemental forms. The branches of the bare bush at the lower right direct the eyes to the focal point of the painting: the spot deep in the canyon where the sunlight is reflecting most brightly.



    Condition Report*: Excellent condition. New frame in excellent condition.
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    December, 2006
    2nd Saturday
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