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Special Exhibit Opens
April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am
THE PULL OF THE SEA
Exhibit Opens, Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.
Gallery Walk and Concert, Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.
Exhibit Closes, Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m.
The paintings of Leon Lundmark (1875-1942) capture the greatness of the sea by balancing the interaction between wind and gravity with the water’s surface. Like the waters he painted, Lundmark’s life was also a mix of tranquility and turbulence. After emigrating from Sweden to Illinois in the early 1900s, Lundmark nearly died in an accident that left him with lifelong health effects. His agent suggested this struggle to survive and thrive, along with his Scandinavian heritage, inspired his lifelong love of the sea. In a poem Lundmark wrote to a friend, he described the sea’s many moods, which are reflected in his paintings and help us see what continually pulled him back to the seashore.