“Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.”
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
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Kesler Woodward

Kesler Woodward

 

Born in Aïken, South Carolina (1951)
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Kesler Woodward has been an Alaska resident since 1977. His love of the North is evident in his paintings of the Northern woods, the Rocky Mountains, and the pristine wilderness that he inhabits. Woodward’s paintings are included in all major public art collections in Alaska, and in museum, corporate and private collections on both coasts of the United States. He has had many solo exhibits in museums as well as public and commercial galleries in North America. Juried and invitational exhibitions including his work have ranged from Alaska to Brazil and Russia.

Woodward is currently Professor of Art, Emeritus, at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. As an art historian and curator, he has published five books on Alaskan art, including the first comprehensive survey of the fine arts in Alaska, Painting in the North, published by the Anchorage Museum and University of Washington Press in 1993. His latest volume, Painting Alaska, was published by the Alaska Geographic Society in 2000. Woodward has lectured on art of the circumpolar north from Alaska to Georgia, New England, and the British Museum in London.

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