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Oil on canvas, 1994
37 x 41 inches
690 Miami Circle, NE. #905
Atlanta, GA 30324
Whether capturing the shimmering sunlit atmosphere of the Umbrian hills or the early dusk of autumn in the Hudson Valley, the paintings of Langdon Quin express the artist's exquisite sensitivity to life lived in and out of doors. Known for his ravishing use of color and his technical mastery, Quin creates transcendent images of stillness and light.
Atlanta-born and reared, artist Langdon Quin has never lost touch with his roots, even though he ventured far away to pursue a career in fine art that has now spanned 40 years. Quin is a representational painter who is in no way conventional. His subjects, derived from both observation and imagination, include landscapes, interiors, figures, and still lives--often in combination--rendered with an exquisitely considered touch and a highly personal sense of color. His landscapes reflect his life: he and his family divide their time between a home in the Hudson Valley of New York and the town of Gubbio, in the Italian region of Umbria.
Since earning his MFA at Yale University in 1976, Quin has received many awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and two Ingram Merrill Foundation grants. He has also been elected to the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Quin has had numerous one-person shows in galleries on both the east and west coasts. In a review of one exhibition, New York critic Maureen Mallarkey wrote:
"Langdon Quin lays in his paint with the slow deliberation of a builder. Unhurried accumulations of limpid color, married to careful drawing, lend an aristocratic calm to figures, landscape, the occasional still life. Grace notes abound. His color sense recalls fresco cycles on church walls in the Italy that he paints with obvious love....It is precisely a quality of rejoicing—in things seen and things invented, in the stuff of paint, the disciplines of craft—that makes this [work] so satisfying."
Quin’s art is in prominent public and private collections both here and abroad. In addition, he has had a distinguished academic career teaching both undergraduates and graduate students in various university settings and professional art programs throughout the northeast. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Hampshire.
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