DAVID McCOSH (1903-1981)
Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com

Learning to Paint is Learning to See, 2017
Curated by Roger Saydack

Judkin's Point (Eugene) C., 1935, oil on linen, 21x25" framed SOLD
Fall Creek, watercolor, 1964, 19x22"
Garden Study III, charcoal on paper, 14x18"  AT GALLERY
Tangle, casein on board, 1960, 36x40 framed
Olive Tree (Vence, FR) watercolor
Garden Study IV, charcoal on paper, 14x18"
Untitled (Man and woman in restaurant), Ink on paper,  c. 1932. 8x10" image at gallery
Tree Trunk and Branches, watercolor and gouache on paper, 18x20" image size SOLD
Dark Woods, oil on paper, 28x20" image size
Spring Flowers (Spain), watercolor, 1959,
Farmhouse on Millrace, 1934, oil on linene, 21x25" framed SOLD
Garden Study 1
Millrace Bend
Queen Anne's Lace, in on paper, 13x20" image size
Tree Trunks, watercolor and gouache SOLD
Hillside in Southern Spain, 1959, ink on paper, 7x5" SOLD
Olive Tree and Red House, 1958, watercolor, 10-x12" SOLD
Forested Retreat, watercolor,,16x22" image size
Millrace, c.1940s, conte crayon drawing, 12.5x16" image size
Rocky Peak - Vence, France, 1958, watercolor, 12x16" image
For Anne, 1930, watercolor on paper SOLD
Man with Animals (Spain) 1959, watercolor, 9x12" image SOLD
Color in Sprain, c.1960s, gouache and watercolor
Tree Study, 1958, watercolor, 12x9.5" SOLD
Olive Tree, Vence, 1958, watercolor. 15x20" image SOLD
Olive Tree and Balcony, 1958 SOLD
Karin Clarke Gallery is proud to present an exhibit entitled Learning to Paint is Learning to See, which is composed of over 30 drawings and paintings by the late Eugene painter and University of Oregon art faculty member David McCosh. Curated by Roger Saydack, this exhibit will be on view from March 1 - April 1.

Saydack, a connoisseur and collector of Pacific Northwest modernist art, has organized numerous exhibits of work by David McCosh and his wife Anne Kutka McCosh at Karin Clarke Gallery, and is an expert on McCosh’s work.

McCosh was known to tell his students: “Learning to paint is learning to see.” In engaging in the process of painting, one should strive to see and capture that which is unique about the subject. McCosh always tried to reveal inner character in his paintings, rather than to attempt a realistic representation. Thus, his work offers refreshingly genuine, soft, and organic imagery. 

Most of the pieces in this exhibit are landscape-based, and demonstrate McCosh’s genius at capturing the essence of the scene. Some were painted in Spain and Southern France while McCosh was on sabbatical leave from teaching during the 1950s. This is the perfect show to lift our spirits and to usher in spring!

The gallery will have copies of Saydack’s new publication, produced by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “David McCosh: Learning to Paint is Learning to See.” A book-signing and reception will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4 p.m., with a gallery talk by Roger Saydack at 2:30 p.m.

Three Deer 30x36 c.1955 oil on board sig on back -AT GALLERY
Red Vest 1948 oil 25x30 SOLD
Horse Creek in Spring c.1960 24x35
Oxen at Fiesta 18x30 oil on canvas 1950
Forest Pool, oil on canvas, 25x30
McCosh early eugene oil
Forest Pool 18x20 oil on linen c.1960
David McCosh: Tree in Torremolinos
David McCosh: Flowers with a Red Book
McKenzie Backwoods, oil
Important McCosh works from past exhibits
David McCosh / Entanglements
September 4 - September 28, 2019
Curated by Roger Saydack
Reception: Friday, September 6, 5:30- 7:30 pm

Works selected are courtesy of the David John McCosh Memorial Endowment Collection, University of Oregon


Learning to Paint is Learning to See, 2017