A Talk by Mark Humpal & Book Signing “Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist”
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature presented a talk and book signing program by author Mark Humpal “Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist.” This event coincided with the main gallery exhibit Ray Strong, A Collectors Passion, on display through July 8, 2019. The talk took place on Saturday, March 9, from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM in the Valley Oak Gallery.
About the Book
This beautiful volume, featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations, is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong’s life and artistry. Through family papers, archives, photographs, and a two-year series of interviews conducted with the artist personally, Mark Humpal traces Strong’s journey from his childhood on an Oregon berry farm to his artistically formative years in New York and San Francisco. By expanding our understanding and appreciation of Strong’s artistic contributions, Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist offers a fitting tribute to one of America’s finest landscape artists.
About Mark Humpal
Mark Humpal is an art historian, independent curator, and gallerist in Portland, Oregon. He is the coauthor, with Margaret E. Bullock, of Coast to Cascades: C. C. McKim’s Impressionist Vision, and his articles on Oregon artists have appeared in the Oregon Historical Quarterly and other journals.