While MOA originally assisted with its acquisition and installation, this artwork is not formally owned by the museum. However, the museum believes in passing on the knowledge and history it has about this artwork in Greenwood Plaza for the education and enlightenment of all.
Artist: George Carlson
Dates: b.1940, Elmhurst, IL
Dimensions: 9′ x 8′ x 12′
About George Carlson
George Carlson’s impressionistic style lends an overtone of freedom and movement to his work. Horses are a common subject for Carlson, who focuses on animals and human figures, as well as themes of dance. He always finds a strong connection with the physicality of his subjects, studying their mannerisms, movements, and relationship with their environment. Carlson says, “You just can’t get the same intensity from working with photographs or sketches. I work outdoors or from life. Doing so forces you to work faster, to disconnect your analytical side, and to rely on your intuition. You’re not so self-conscious about how you’re putting down your material, and you’re much closer to pure feeling.” Carlson graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Arizona, and received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from University of Idaho. Carlson is an active sculptor and printmaker in Idaho, producing small and large-scale sculpture, as well as serigraphs.