Saturday, August 18, 2012

Robert Selkowitz: Painter’s Path through the Adirondacks

In an introductory essay to Robert Selkowitz’s A Painter’s Path through the Adirondack Mountains, a self-published book of the artist’s Adirondack paintings, Selkowitz writes, “this book holds a record of encounters between a painter in a search for exciting and beautiful views and a gnarly landscape…”.

The book feature 81 oils and pastels and a master map and details maps showing where the paintings were set. It leads a guided journey through the peaks, gorges, lakes, and rivers of the inspiring Adirondack landscape, offering an introduction for newcomers and a reverie of recognition for old timers. “Many of the sites lie along public roads, some are on private places, but the whole of the book reveals a range of vista and experiences characteristic of the region,” Selkowitz writes.

Artist Robert Selkowitz has been painting rural New York State for 40 years, and draws inspiration from artists such as Rockwell Kent and Harold Weston.  Selkowitz is the author of A Painter’s Path through the Catskill Mountains.  The book also features a forward by James Kettlewell, Emeritus Professor of History of Art at Skidmore College.  Selowitz’s original work is represented in the Adirondacks by A Point of View Gallery in Lake Placid, and The Exchange in North Creek. The book can be purchased online.

Note: Books noticed on this site have been provided by the publishers. 

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