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100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic

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100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic

Gary Pendleton

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This is a sumptuous catalog of regional landscape paintings and the talented, living artists who create them, including Robert J. Barber, Denise Dumont, Michael Godfrey, Hai-Ou Hou, Abigail McBride, and Sam Robinson. It is packed with over 400 eye-catching color reproductions of work by some of today’s finest plein air artists, including spectacular beach scenes, pastorals, cityscapes, and harbor scenes. This informative volume also includes a concise history of landscape painting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, showing examples of great art of the past by some outstanding Mid-Atlantic painters, including the Pennsylvania Impressionists, the New Jersey Manasquan Art Colony, the Egelis, and much more. This volume fills an empty niche in the rich history of American art. It is an ideal book for anyone, who loves plein air landscape painting, and a wonderful introduction to traditional art of the region. It will appeal to art historians, dealers, and collectors alike.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 577 | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346194 | Binding: hard cover


Gary Pendleton grew up with his 4 brothers in Perry Point, Maryland, on the banks of the Susquehanna. He has always been fascinated by art, music, and the natural world. He is a graduate of The University of Maryland, College Park. In his mid-40s he began to pursue art seriously and became an accomplished painter in oils and watercolor. He is also known for his work in the medium of scratchboard. For 12 years he wrote and illustrated a column for a local newspaper. Gary is currently President of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and lives two blocks west of the Chesapeake in North Beach, Maryland, with his wife, Karyn Molines.