Pure Feeling: Raymond Jonson in Albuquerque, 1934–1978

On view in the Jonson Gallery
February 21 – May 23, 2015
with an opening reception, Friday, February 20, 6 – 8 pm
preceded by a members’ preview at 5 pm*

Curated by Ray Hernández-Durán, Ph.D., Interim Curator, University of New Mexico Art Museum, and Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico

Raymond Jonson began his career at the University of New Mexico in 1934 but it wasn’t until 1950 that he relocated from Santa Fe to Albuquerque where he mentored numerous artists, produced many of his best-known paintings, and cultivated a vibrant arts scene. This broad ranging exhibition provides a glimpse at Jonson’s life and work during these pivotal years.

*members’ previews are open to Sustaining Members and higher of the UNM Art Museum

<b>Raymond Jonson</b>, (American, 1891-1982); <em>Spiral Trilogy III</em>, 1936; Oil on canvas; 31 x 27 inches; Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; 82.221.0291

Raymond Jonson, (American, 1891-1982); Spiral Trilogy III, 1936; Oil on canvas; 31 x 27 inches; Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; 82.221.0291

<strong>Raymond Jonson</strong> (American, 1891-1992) <em>Oil No. 11</em>, 1953 Oil on canvas 28 x 36 inches Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 82.221.0005, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

Raymond Jonson (American, 1891-1992) Oil No. 11, 1953 Oil on canvas 28 x 36 inches Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 82.221.0005, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

<strong>Raymond Jonson</strong> (American, 1891-1992) <em>Oil No. 4</em>, 1940 29 x 38 inches Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 82.221.0004, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

Raymond Jonson (American, 1891-1992) Oil No. 4, 1940 29 x 38 inches Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 82.221.0004, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

 

 

Main Image:
Raymond Jonson (American, 1891-1992) Primary Directions Trilogy – Vertical (Oil No. 3), 1954 (detail), Oil on masonite, 36 x 32 inches, Bequest of Raymond Jonson, Raymond Jonson Collection, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 82.221.0067, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

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