Mapping Memory: Jon Schueler Skyscapes

Mapping Memory: Jon Schueler Skyscapes
Library Shelf Location 18.SCHU
Publication Date 2016

Solo and group exhibitions, both in the US and in the UK , will mark the centennial of Jon Schueler’s birth. A Jon Schueler symposium, The Sound of Sleat: Echoes, Reflections, and Transfigurations, moderated by Lindsay Blair, will take place at Sal Mòr Ostaig, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Isle of Skye, Scotland, May 27-29.

Jon Schueler, acclaimed member of the NY School, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1916. After receiving a BA and MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he joined the US Army Air Force in the fall of 1941, and, as a navigator of B-17s stationed in Britain, he flew missions over France and Germany. Following World War II he attended the California School of Fine Arts from 1948-51 where he was part of the vibrant group centered around Clyfford Still, Richard Diebenkorn, Hassel Smith and David Park. With the help and encouragement of Clyfford Still, Schueler moved to New York in 1951. After solo exhibitions at the Stable Gallery (1954) and with Leo Castelli (1957), he spent six months in the North West of Scotland where his work, initially informed by Abstract Expressionism, became imbued with the force of the weather and the changing skies. New York became his base between 1959 and his death in 1992. These years, however, were punctuated by many visits to Mallaig, Scotland where he acquired a studio overlooking over the Sound of Sleat in 1970. The weather and light of this area became a touchstone for his preoccupation with the power of nature—whether expressed tumultuously or in subtle and hidden forms. Numerous exhibitions in both the US and the UK took place during this period, including a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the group show Landscapes, Interior and Exterior: Avery, Rothko and Schueler at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Jon Schueler: The Search at the University of Edinburgh's Talbot Rice Art Gallery.

Quantity 1
Pages 16
Author Diana Ewer
Formats Exhibition Catalogue, Booklet
Publisher Bridgewater State University
Related Artist Jon Schueler
Category Painting
Keywords skyscapes, sky, clouds
Language English

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