HAROLD GARDE EXHIBITION:
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Harold Garde was part of a multi-artist exhibition at the UMVA Gallery from October 5 - November 3, 2018. PRESS RELEASE
Hook Magazine, whose primary focus is representing Culture and Art in the Lower Hudson Valley, interviewed Gallery Directors, Nancy Loving and Aly St. Pierre.
April 24, 2018
American painter and printmaker, is among the growing number of artists of all disciplines who prove that creative ability has no age limit, and the benefits of creative engagement are life enhancing and potentially life extending.
December 3, 2017
Coffee with nonagenarian Harold Garde in his Belfast kitchen. A Maine resident for the past thirty years, Harold Garde has been a notable apostle of Abstract Expressionism with a touch of Surrealism for the past five decades. I’ve always painted what I wanted, so I’ve been able to keep painting even for an audience of one. READ MORE
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July 12, 2016
The Orlando Museum of Art announced the acquisition of Dark Landscape, a painting created in 1965 by the renowned American artist Harold Garde.
June 15, 2016
LARAMIE, WY – August 12, 2016 – The University of Wyoming Art Museum is pleased to announce an acquisition of five major paintings and 20 strappo prints by national-renowned artist Harold Garde.
An abstract expressionist painter, Garde’s work is an exploration of “what paint can do” through an investigation of mark-making expressed through an intellectual approach to constructing a painting. He has worked in series throughout his artistic career, returning often to favorite subjects of kimonos, chairs, landscapes, and faces. The darker spectrum of his work embodies a psychological examination of the power of the human face or figure, both individually and in relation to each other.
Garde attended UW on the GI Bill and received his BFA in 1949. He studied with notable artists surrealist Leon Kelly, abstract expressionist George McNeil, and geometric abstractionist Ilya Bolotowsky, each of whom were faculty in the University of Wyoming Art Department at the time. Now in his 90s, Garde continues to paint actively and spends his time between his studios in Maine and Florida.
The University of Wyoming Art Museum acquisition of Garde’s work is a partial gift, partial purchase with the Garde family.
“The Garde family’s goal is to share these prominent works with the UW Art Museum for educational purposes with the hopes that they inspire others in their creating, patronage, and collecting of art,” says Nancy Loving, Director, ArtSuite Gallery, NY, NY.
Harold Garde was featured at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in 2010 with the retrospective exhibition “Harold Garde. Painting. 50 years.” A subsequent selection of Strappo prints was curated for the museum’s Regional Touring Exhibition Program and have traveled across Wyoming. These 20 works are part of the Garde family gift to the museum.
“We are so pleased to see a strong selection of Harold’s work come to the University of Wyoming Art Museum,” says Susan Moldenhauer, Director and Chief Curator at the UW Art Museum. “The work strengthens our collection of American art, particularly in the Abstract Expressionist genre, and is important to our advancing work in academic engagement with UW faculty and students.”