Spotlight: Harold Garde
August 15, 2019 — November 2, 2019
About the Show
Described by former Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Dr. Edward Robinson as “the greatest living American painter you’ve never heard of,” Harold Garde’s illustrious career spans seven decades. A New York Abstract Expressionist in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, Garde increasingly committed to figurative abstraction in the 1970’s before more recently returning to abstraction. This exhibition focuses on Garde’s vividly colored, emotional work from his bold experimentation in Neo-Expressionism in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Garde’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Orlando Museum of Art, and Bibliotheque Nationale de France, as well as in numerous university collections include Bates University, University of Maine, Reading University, University of Wyoming, and University of Jacksonville.