Tony Foster,  Mount Katahdin,  1984  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  21 x 31 1/2 in.  |  1984.2.24.2

Tony Foster, Mount Katahdin, 1984  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  21 x 31 1/2 in.  |  1984.2.24.2

Tony Foster Journey 2 | 1984 | 34 artworks

Thoreau’s Country: Walks and Canoe Journeys
in New England

Painting locations: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire

Moving on from his Pop Art phase, Foster was considering making art about the natural world when he was offered an exhibition at Yale Center for British Art. He decided to follow in the footsteps of his most revered role models. Henry David Thoreau’s (1817–1862) appreciation of nature, along with his conservation mentality and environmental ethic are closely aligned with Foster’s own life philosophy. In 1984, Foster traveled throughout Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire painting the iconic woods, meadows, lakes, and rivers of New England—a perfect complement to his hero’s writings. Thoreau’s Country was exhibited at the Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven, Connecticut and was his first solo show in the United States.


Painting locations

  • United States
    • Cape Cod, Massachussets
    • Chesuncook Lake, Maine
    • Monadnock Mountain, New Hampshire
    • Moosehead Lake, Maine
    • Mount Clinton, New Hampshire
    • Mount Katahdin, Maine
    • Penobscot River, Maine
    • Walden Pond, Massachussets

Past Tour locations

1985–86

  • Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, Massachussets
    • Concord Museum, Massachussets
  • Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, New Hampshire
 

Other Past Journeys

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