Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Genevieve Tuck - Plein Air Centenarian

Genevieve Tuck died last year at the age of 100, having spent her last 27 years as a plein air painter in all kinds of weather in Snohomish county, Washington. She wanted to capture the landscape before it was changed by development in the state's fastest-growing county.

An exhibit of her paintings will open next week at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds, Washington, on Monday, August 3, and be on view through Friday, September 11. This is a partnership exhibit presented by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the Edmonds Arts Commission with the support of Genevieve’s family.

Her uncle and mentor was the well-known Western painter Frank Tenney Johnson, who studied with John Henry Twachtman at the Art Students League in New York City.

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