Into the Wilderness: Wind River Range, Wyoming
- Starts October 25, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
- Ends November 30, 2019 3:00 PM EST
- Eisele Gallery
(Cincinnati, Ohio) - Eisele Gallery is pleased to present Into the Wilderness: Wind River Range, Wyoming, a two-person exhibition of landscape oil paintings by Robert Hagberg and Chuck Marshall. The exhibition will be on view from October 25th to November 30th, 2019. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday October 25th from 5pm-8pm, the artists will be present. In conjunction with this event, Delamere & Hopkins, an established outfitter for the Cincinnati sporting community, will provide fly-fishing demonstrations and a display of their high-quality outdoor gear. This event is free and open to the public. Eisele Gallery will also have a selection of American 19th & 20th century paintings on view, including Ohio born artist Joseph Henry Sharp (1859 – 1953).
About the exhibition and Robert and Chucks travels’
The origin of the “Trip into the Wilderness”, that Robert and Chuck attended, was started by well-known artist Forest Tucker from Pinedale, Wyoming. He created and organized an annual trip for himself and other artists to spend time in the Wind River Range in Wyoming as inspiration for their artwork. As Tucker has aged, he has been unable to make the trip anymore. Thankfully, artist Lanny Grant decided to continue the tradition and invited Robert and Chuck to go along. Robert Hagberg and Chuck Marshall met through the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Association and have been great friends ever since. They have made the trip to Wyoming two years in a row now, along with artist Niles Nordquift. Robert describes this trip as "a real experience, unlike anything else”. Each artist is amazed by the beauty and contrast to their normal city life.
The Wind River Range is about 80 miles long. Each year they hire an outfitter to bring the materials and food for the time they are there. Mules carry the supplies and the artists ride on horseback to the camp, 3-4 hours away from civilization. While on the trip, the artists go out daily with their painting supplies and create plein air studies, weather permitting. Another reward and source of inspiration for this trip is that American wildlife artist Carl Rungius (1869–1959) also painted in this area. The artists value the experience of creating where he painted as well as finding works by Rungius that depict the Wind River Range. All of their paintings on view at Eisele Gallery will be works inspired by both trips to Wyoming in July 2018 and July 2019.
Robert was born in Minnesota and raised in Ohio. His father, an avid photographer, put a camera in his hands at an early age. However, Robert saw more than photos while looking through the lens, so he picked up a paintbrush. After a decade in the mental health profession, he moved to a career in film production as a cameraman and lighting director, which gave him the opportunity to use a television screen as a creative outlet. He continues to paint regardless of his daily career. In 1992, Robert made the decision to pursue painting full time. Starting in 1998, Robert took workshops and was influenced by artists Jim Wilcox, Wm. Scott Jennings, Ray Roberts and many more. His first experience in the Tetons confirmed his passion for painting outdoors. Robert has earned many awards and signature status in various associations. Since 2004 he has been a member and painted with Rocky Mountain plein air Painters. In 2013, he was honored by being selected to represent Acadia National Park in the multiple award-winning publication “Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections - Contemporary Interpretations”.
Chuck Marshall is a native Ohio artist who has earned national recognition. He developed an early love for the outdoors and artwork. His goal to be an artist began at a young age while sketching and roaming the countryside. After a short stint in the Navy, he studied one year at the Art Institute of Cincinnati before studying at the California Art Institute in Southern California. He has studied with various artists which he feels has helped him develop his artistic style. His art career includes many years as an illustrator and graphic designer, as well as a painter. Chuck has been invited to numerous plein air events such as the Plein Art Conventions, where he has won best of show twice. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Ohio Plein Air Society, American Impressionist Society, and Oil Painters of America. Chuck’s work has been published in International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and Plein Air Magazine.
Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary artwork. They also work with museum quality estates and collections. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging established nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Delamere & Hopkins
Delamere & Hopkins is an established outfitter for the Cincinnati sporting community with a reputation for carrying the best gear for over 24 years. Whether fly fishing locally, grouse and woodcock hunting the briars or fly fishing the flats in the Bahamas for bonefish, their goal is to carry the finest gear for fly fishing, hunting and general outdoor use. With this goal in mind, it only seems a natural fit that D&H carries a strong selection of Barbour, Filson and Patagonia. Delamere & Hopkins is located at 2708 Erie Avenue, in Cincinnati Ohio.