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JUNE 8 - AUGUST 2, 2006 After four years at the Art Institute of Chicago, Dan Lutz (1906-1978) received a scholarship to study in France. The following year, he returned to Chicago and married Dorothy Best. They moved out to Los Angeles in 1932, where the artist finished his degree at the University of Southern California. To support his new family, Lutz took a teaching position at USC and later at Chouinard. During this early period, the artist’s rare sensitivity to the plight of ordinary Americans was manifest in spectacular paintings whose brushwork borrowed equally from Ashcan artist, Robert Henri, and from fellow California Scene painter, Rex Brandt. Gradually, Lutz strayed from the Regionalist sensibility. Where so many of his contemporaries in California left Regionalism for the geometric formality of Cubism or Constructivism, Lutz moved instead towards the rhythm, energy, and rich painterly surface of the Abstract Expressionists. His later paintings, so often overlooked by scholars, testify to the originality and brilliance of one of the West Coast’s most forward looking artists.


LEFT:

RIGHT:

WESTERN RANCH, 1937

OLD MAN SITTING FOR ARTIST, 1940

20 X 22 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS

36 X 30 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


LEADVILLE WATERTANK, 1938 30 x 26 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


SATURDAY NIGHT, RED LODGE, 1944 24 x 30 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


HARVEST ANGEL, 1959 36 x 30 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


WALLED CITY, SPAIN, 1959 30 x 36 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


TEATRO, 1959 30 x 36 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


PARROQUIA, 1959 30 x 36 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


LEFT:

RIGHT:

LAS MONJAS, 1952

TERRACE IN THE SUN, 1955

20 X 22 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS

24 X 30 INCHES | OIL ON CANVAS


S AT U R D AY, J U N E 1 0 , 2 0 0 6 | F R O M 5 - 7 P M 7 E A S T A N A PA M U S T R E E T | S A N TA B A R B A R A , C A

We are staying open late to welcome artists, collectors, and interested community members to come explore this curated exhibition and sale from the estate of artist, Dan Lutz and the work of contemporary painter, Shiba Ward. The night will feature a chance for good conversation, refreshments, and a no host bar. Please join us.


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Dan Lutz: A Passion for Paint  

Sullivan Goss presents a curated exhibition from the estate of Dan Lutz, a celebrated Regionalist. His later works show a gifted technician...

Dan Lutz: A Passion for Paint  

Sullivan Goss presents a curated exhibition from the estate of Dan Lutz, a celebrated Regionalist. His later works show a gifted technician...

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