Theme/Style – Modernism, figurative art, portraits, landscape, genre
Media – Oils, gouache, watercolor, charcoal, lithographs
Artistic Focus – An exhibiting artist for almost 50 years, Katharine Skeele was a highly-regarded portraitist, but was primarily known for her rich, respectful depictions of people and scenes of the American Southwest. Critic Arthur Millier’s appreciation for the “satisfying feeling of weight and texture” in Skeele’s artworks, and their sophisticated simplicity, speaks to her commitment to the Modernist aesthetic she shared with many of the foremost progressive Southern California artists of her day.
Selection of Works by this Artist
Bibliographic references are available upon request.