A New Reality

Recent Painting and Pastels by Thomas George

The "New Reality" described by Princeton artist Thomas George in the following quote is brilliantly presented in the oil and pastel paintings which make up this exhibition.

"The subject matter of my abstract paintings has always been the natural landscape - I study reality by painting and drawing from nature. What I learn is then distilled into the abstractions I do in my studio. My goal is to create a ‘new reality’ from what I see and feel."

At The Williams Gallery

8 Chambers Sreet, Princeton, NJ

September 27 - October 25, 1997

Opening Reception to meet the artist:
Saturday Sept. 27, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM & by appointment

About the Artist

These works represent a synthesis of impressions gained and remembered during years of work in the field in some of the artist’s favorite locales in Europe and the United States. They were created in the studio, and interpret in an abstract language Tom George’s intuitive vision of the powerful, dramatic, and beautiful forms, light and color of these environments, and indeed of the wonder of nature itself.

George describes the process as follows: " Each abstraction is begun as an intuitive process and I never use ‘sketches’ in the traditional sense. However all the research done from nature is stored in the subconscious and inevitably plays a primary role in the art of abstract painting. It is this foundation in nature which I think gives a ring of truth to my abstractions".

Thomas George was born in New York City in 1918, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1940, and studied in France and Italy after World War II. He has spent many years working in Europe, the Far East, North Africa and the United States, creating his unique interpretation of these surroundings in a variety of media. He has gained international recognition as one of the foremost abstract painters of our time.

His work is included in many public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Guggenheim, and the Brooklyn Museums in New York, the Tate Gallery, London, The Library Of Congress, Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Art, Lausanne, Switzerland, the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, The Princeton Art Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Chemical Bank, and countless others.

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