Opening Reception April5, 5-8PM
In 1947 journalist Ben Bradlee declared Omer T. Lassonde (1903-1980) one of”American’s Great Painters” — the person who had “done more than any man living to put New Hampshire on the map artistically.” Lassonde “never settled into one artistic school” he noted, “but experimented successfully with expressionism, realism, cubism, and abstractionism.” Born in Concord, NH of French-Canadian stock, Lassonde had solid academic training, early gallery success, administered the WPA Arts Program in New Hampshire during the Great Depression, and was a key figure in founding the New Hampshire Art Association in 1940. An ability to paint in any style, a firm love of color, and modernist sensibility helped make him a prominent figure in New England art.
NH Art Association Opening Reception in the Academy Gallery Balcony, 5-8PM
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