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Fine Art Connoisseur on the Language of Realism

Why Not Just Photograph it? That’s the question that Jeffrey Carlson, Contributing Editor at Fine Art Connoisseur asked John Wehrle the curator for our exhibition The Language of Realism and a California artist best known for his site-specific public artworks. This exhibition features four West Coast realist painters — Michael Beck, Christine Hanlon, Anthony Holdsworth and John Rampley.

I have often been asked the question, ‘Why not just photograph it?’ I have never had a simple answer, either for myself or for others. So, one of the goals of this exhibition was to provide examples of realist painting that, if not providing a definitive solution, at least presented a variety of reasons.” – John Wehrle. 

Read the full interview here: Honoring the Language of Realism, Fine Art Connoisseur.

Image: Michael Beck, American Roots, Oil on canvas, 46 x 40 inches, 2009. Featured artist in “The Language of Realism” Exhibition

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