Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries

Blue Lake (Glacier Park), oil on canvas by John Fery, Wildling Museum Collection

June 4, 2014 - January 5, 2015

The Wildling organized this exciting show celebrating art's role in helping to bring attention to the natural treasures of the West. Artist John Fery was a prolific painter of the wilderness, in part due to his commissions for the the Great Northern Railway (GNR). He painted over 300 canvases during his time with GNR.

The exhibition features the Wildling's own 3 Fery paintings and loans of others from the Carol Hannon Living Trust. In addition to Fery's paintings, the Wildling has 7 paintings done by Thomas Hill, Elmer Wachtel, Marian K. Wachtel, Jack Wilkinson Smith, William Keith, Henry Chapman Ford and George Gardner Symons. Thanks to our exhibition sponsors: The Towbes Foundation and donors to the Patti Jacquemain Exhibition Fund. Thanks to our exhibition lenders: Carol Hannon Living Trust California Art Company, LLC Louise and John Clarke.