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Ronnie Landfield

American, b. 1947

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Ronnie Landfield

American, b. 1947

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Claiming, “my work is intuitive, color is the language I use to express my feelings,” Ronnie Landfield has been producing abstract acrylic-on-canvas paintings for nearly 50 years, reflecting his spiritual response to nature and to the act of painting itself. He established his career at 18. By 26, his lush canvases had been included in three Whitney Biennials, among numerous other gallery exhibitions. Landfield claims roots in Modernism, citing Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, the American Abstract Expressionists, and Chinese landscape painting as influences. Though his compositions retain the contours of the landscapes by which they are inspired—from the cultivated fields of the Northeast to the mountains and plains of the West and Southwest—they are decidedly abstract. With surfaces that range from softly stained to thickly worked, Landfield’s paintings reach, in his words, “way beyond the limits of imagery.”

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Biography

Claiming, “my work is intuitive, color is the language I use to express my feelings,” Ronnie Landfield has been producing abstract acrylic-on-canvas paintings for nearly 50 years, reflecting his spiritual response to nature and to the act of painting itself. He established his career at 18. By 26, his lush canvases had been included in three Whitney Biennials, among numerous other gallery exhibitions. Landfield claims roots in Modernism, citing Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, the American Abstract Expressionists, and Chinese landscape painting as influences. Though his compositions retain the contours of the landscapes by which they are inspired—from the cultivated fields of the Northeast to the mountains and plains of the West and Southwest—they are decidedly abstract. With surfaces that range from softly stained to thickly worked, Landfield’s paintings reach, in his words, “way beyond the limits of imagery.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial