Theodore Waddell, Motherwell’s Angus, 1994. Oil on canvas. Denver Art Museum; Gift of Barbara J. and James R. Hartley.

Theodore Waddell’s Abstract Angus

May 20, 2012December 2, 2012
Hamilton Building - Level 2 — Included in general admission.

Theodore Waddell arrived in New York in the early 1960s, only a short decade after abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Clyfford Still dominated the art world. Gleaning elements from this art movement, Waddell returned home to his native Montana and created works of nearly abstract backgrounds that suggest the landscape. By painting figures that symbolized cattle in snow-filled backgrounds, the painter walks the line of abstraction and realism. This exhibition of 23 works explores Waddell’s abstract paintings, sketches, and drawings that challenge the common perception that all western American art is created in a realistic style.

Theodore Waddell's Abstract Angus will run through December 2, 2012.

Theodore Waddell's Abstract Angus is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is supported by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign.