Richard F. Lack: The Interior Journey—Paintings, Drawings, and Studiesby Matthew Innis |
The paintings of Richard F. Lack (1928–2009) combine the form and drawing of nineteenth-century academic painters with the color and atmosphere of the Boston impressionists. His interest in classical painting traditions led him to the atelier of R. H. Ives Gammell, with whom he studied from 1950 to 1956. Lack and Gammell were proponents of “Imaginative Painting” and used the term to describe work that was previously designated as historical—or poetic—painting. It includes historical, religious, mythological, allegorical, fantasy, mystical and symbolic art. Richard F. Lack: The Interior Journey—Paintings, Drawings, and Studies was curated by Stephen Gjertson, a Minneapolis-area artist who was a student of Lack and a former teacher at his atelier.