Begun in 1990, the Master Artist Tribute series is designed to showcase artists whose significance as teachers of art is nearly as profound as their estimable bodies of work. Past recipients have been Wayne Thiebaud, Nathan Oliveira, Manuel Neri, Ruth Bernhard, Frank Lobdell, Stephen de Staebler and Carlos Villa. The exhibition will present several of McLean’s major equine oils and watercolors as well as landscapes and still lifes plus a series of never before exhibited watercolor portraits of friends and artists. It will be McLean’s first retrospective.
Richard McLean was born in 1934 in Hoquiam, Washington. After earning his B.F.A. specializing in painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1958, the artist continued his education at Mills College and earned an M.F.A. in 1962. McLean rose to prominence after the 1972 Documenta, in Kassel, Germany.
Schedule of Events
April 15 – June 17
The works of Richard McLean will be on display at this time at the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art.
April 22 – Special Events Sunday
Richard McLean in Conversation with Paul Karlstrom
2 pm, Soda Activity Center, Moraga Room
Reception following, Art Patio