Francis Livingston 2020 Solo Exhibition

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Francis Livingston

Solo Exhibition



Francis Livingston Solo Exhibition August 14 - 20, 2020 Opening Reception August 14, 5-7pm Facebook Live Reception August 14, 4pm

cover image: Layered Woods 20x20 Oil

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Born in Cortez, Colorado, Francis Livingston has been painting for 25 years. He is in the top ranks of American illustrators, and his work has been widely published. Francis Livingston’s paintings have been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Livingston was awarded Silver Medals from the New York Society of Illustrators in both 1997 & 1998. Francis Livingston studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver before moving to San Francisco in 1975 to attend the Academy of Art. He later taught there for 10 years. Influenced by Sargent and Whistler, Francis Livingston painted primarily in a monochromatic style until he began to study the work of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, including Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud and others. That led to experiments with color and a fondness for the California and French Impressionists. For nearly eight years, Francis Livingston has been painting the Santa Cruz boardwalk. “I’d always been intrigued by amusement parks, the rundown seediness, the intermingling of the past and present. When I went down to Santa Cruz for the first time in the 70’s, it had that same quality as the old rides, the colors starting to fade. It fit in with the look I was after.” Livingston has also done numerous portrayals of scenes from New York City and Coney Island, focusing on dramatic architecture and color. Francis Livingston lived and worked in San Francisco and San Anselmo for 20 years until he and his family relocated to the Sun Valley, Idaho area, where he has developed a deeper appreciation for the west. He has now become one of the West’s premier living painters. Francis Livingston’s paintings of western landscapes and pueblo architecture capture the colors and light effects that are unique to the West. His deep understanding of history, the land and its people allow him to create imagery reminiscent of the Taos Founders, and other great western artists. Francis Livingston was comissioned to create the book cover images for academy award winning author Michael Blake’s, Dances with Wolves and it’s sequel, The Holy Road. He was also selected by the Kentucky Derby in 2004 to create their annual poster.


Francis Livingston’s solo

of work that emphasizes the artist’s matter, while also introducing abstr


exhibition features an eclectic body s signature southwest-style subject raction and urban landscapes.





Livingston’s distinction as a western painter lies in his approach to color, brushwork and paint quality, which is recognizable no matter his subject and creates strong cohesion with his latest body of work.

previous: Golden Woods (detail) 11x14 Oil Golden Woods 11x14 Oil



Layered Woods 20x20 Oil



“You can place an abstract painting next to an image of Native Americans, or you can put an urban scene next to abstraction – but there’s a common sense of composition, color and use of value that is all very similar,” says the artist of his varied show.

Structure 10x10 Oil



Red Tower 19x13 Oil



The Quiet 15x15 Oil



Meadow Land 11x11 Oil



Under Aspen 24x12 Oil



Color Grove 16x16 Oil



Blaze 12x12 Oil



Light Patches 12x12 Oil



Trickster 14x11 Oil





previous: Mission in Coral (detail) 12x12 Oil Mission in Coral 12x12 Oil



Snow Light 15x15 Oil



When it comes to abstraction, Livingston allows himself to explore the painting process freely and spontaneously. “I literally just let go of everything except for color and design, which is inherent to the way I think,� says Livingston of his abstract work.

Direction 10x10 Oil



Emerald and Violet 14x11 Oil



Wood Burro 16x16 Oil



Kachina in Yellow 14x11 Oil



Into the Sun 15x15 Oil



Ranchos De Taos 11x14 Oil



The Valley Beyond 24x24 Oil



This exhibition is significant in that it presents Livingston’s impressive scope and range as an artist while offering a wide variety of subject matter, appealing to a diverse group of collectors.

Autumn Reverie 30x30 Oil


Autumn Reverie Blaze Color Grove Direction Emerald and Violet Golden Woods Into The Sun Kachina in Yellow Layered Woods Light Patches Meadow Land Mission in Coral Ranchos De Taos Red Tower Snow Light Structure The Quiet The Valley Beyond Trickster Under Aspen Wood Burro

30x30 12x12 16x16 10x10 14x11 11x14 15x15 14x11 20x20 12x12 11x11 12x12 11x14 19x13 15x15 10x10 15x15 24x24 14x11 24x12 16x16

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Education

Rocky Mountain School of Art, Denver, Colorado Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

Select Exhibitions and Awards

2013 - Solo Exhibition, Canyon Road Past and Present, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2012 - Solo Exhibition, Pattern and Abstraction, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2012 - Landscapes of the West, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2012 - 4th Annual Small Works Show and Sale, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2011 - Solo exhibition, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2010 - Solo exhibition, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2009 - Historic Trading Posts of the West, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2009 - Geronimo Remembered, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2007 - Fred Harvey to Route 66 and Everything In-between . . . Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2007 - Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2005, 2006 - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2004 - Artists of the Grand Canyon, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2004 - Kentucky Derby Official Artist 2003 - Book Cover Artist Michael Blake, Dances with Wolves and Holy Road 1997, 1998 - Silver Medal - New York Society of Illustrators 1984-2005 - Museum of American Illustration, New York, New York

Corporate and Private Collections

Mercedes Benz Four Seasons Hotels, Newport Beach Michael Blake, Author of Dances with Wolves Brooks Brothers United Airlines Chevron Corporation Bank of America United States Air Force Nike Gallo Wine Levis Mark Andrus, Screenplay Writer for As Good as it Gets Lawrence Mark, Film Producer, Jerry McGuire and Dream Girls M Night Shaymalan, Author and Director, Sixth Sense and Unbreakable Homer Hickman, Author of October Sky Mae Ve Binchy, Author Patricia Hurst Shaw


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