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Landscapes of Colorado

Mountains and Plains
By Ann DaleyMichael Paglia



Landscapes of Colorado features the efforts of artists who have used the state's natural beauty as inspirations for their paintings and photographs. Art curator Ann Daley selected the artists. Some lived in Colorado only briefly, while others have spent their entire careers in the state. Daley also provides an essay linking each artist to the impressive history of Colorado, where for over a century painters and photographers have been attracted to its magnificent views and its crisp, clear light.

Art critic Michael Paglia provides a profile of each of the artists. In writing about them, he takes into account key experiences in their development, as well as analyzing their varying styles, the techniques they embrace, and places them in the broader context of landscape art. The artists found in Landscapes of Colorado display a wide range of aesthetic approaches from neotraditional to contemporary realist.

Landscapes of Colorado is an overview of the rich vein of contemporary art in Colorado.

Subjects: Art

Contributor Bios
Ann Scarlett Daley, associate curator for the Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum, has been associated with the Museum since 1977. She has organized exhibitions such as the "Late Work of Frederic Remington" and written extensively on Western American art, including Sweet on the West: How Candy Built a Colorado Treasure. She served as the inaugural curator of the Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Western Stock Show.
Michael Paglia's art column appears in Westword (Denver) and his writings have been included in Art News, Architecture, Modernism, Where Colorado, and American Contemporary Art. He is also a contributor to Decades of Influence/Extended Remix.