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Gallery Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Peter Sculthorpe


Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville celebrates its 30th anniversary with prominent American landscape painter, Peter Sculthorpe, with a solo exhibition of new work. The gallery has represented Sculthorpe for the last 30 years, an unusually long time in the world of artist-gallery relationships. Sculthorpe’s masterful watercolor and oil paintings are in many important museum collections, including the Delaware Art Museum, the Brandywine River Museum, the Frye Art Museum in Washington and the Butler Museum of Art in Ohio. Two more paintings have already been accepted to join new museum collections at the end of the year. Sculthorpe’s unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged coasts of Maine, Oregon and Newfoundland. His complicated paintings are sometimes devoid of life, depicting directly the beauty and stillness of a winter or summer day. Other times he shows us the humor and character of the Belted Galloways, burros and other domestic animals that inhabit his environments. Sculthorpe’s vision is explored even further in the upcoming book of the artist’s work. This beautifully illustrated book will be the first to chronicle Sculthorpe’s work over 40 years. See the exhibition Nov. 21-Dec. 20. 652-0271, somervillemanning.com