Unveiling Layers of Color at a Pair of Exhibitions for a Philadelphia Painter
Elizabeth Osborne is one of the premiere figures of postwar art in Philadelphia; her multi-decade career attests to a sustained interest in the possibilities of painting and a refusal to adhere to a particular style or theme. From the 1960s through the 1980s, Osborne worked in the tradition of her academic training, painting figurative nudes and still lifes that evoke the art of Giorgio Morandi. During the 1970s, Osborne created realist watercolors and boldly hued landscapes, and her experiments with color led to mostly abstract works in the 1990s and 2000s. Osborne’s oeuvre is united by an enduring interest in the endless possibilities of line and color expressed through paint.
American, b. 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania