Bo Bartlett

Study of Will for The Yawning Gulf, 2023

Gouache on paper

22-1/2" x 30"

Bo Bartlett

Study for the Yawning Gulf, 2023

Oil on canvas on aluminum panel

16" x 20"

Bo Bartlett

The Yawning Gulf, 2023

Oil on linen

80" x 100-1/4"

Bo Bartlett

Mermaid Cove, 2022

Oil on linen

60" x 80"

Bo Bartlett

Study for The Cove, 2022

Charcoal and chalk on paper

22-1/2" x 15"

Bo Bartlett

The Cove, 2022

Oil on linen

80" x 100"

Bo Bartlett

Lost Dog, 2023

Oil on linen

48" x 66"

Bo Bartlett

Beach Chairs, 2017

Gouache on paper

9" x 12"

Bo Bartlett

The Skippers, 2024

Oil on linen

48" x 60"

Bo Bartlett

The Dreamer, 2024

Oil on panel

30" x 68"

Bo Bartlett

Study for The Dreamer, 2024

Gouache on Arches Aquarelle Hot-Pressed paper

22-1/2" x 30"

Bo Bartlett

Study for the Surfer II, 2024

Gouache on Arches Aquarelle Hot-Pressed paper

30" x 22-1/2"

Bo Bartlett

Study for the Surfer I, 2024

Gouache on Arches Aquarelle Hot-Pressed paper

30" x 22-1/2"

Bo Bartlett

The Surfer, 2024

Oil on linen

48" x 48"

Bo Bartlett

The Painter, 2024

Oil on panel

48" x 60"

Bo Bartlett

Study for The Painter II, 2024

Gouache on Arches Aquarelle Hot-Pressed paper

22-1/2" x 30"

Bo Bartlett

Study for The Painter I, 2024

Gouache on Arches Aquarelle Hot-Pressed paper

22-1/2" x 24"

Bo Bartlett

Study for Ocean Series, 2024

Gouache on Arches Aquarelle Hot-Pressed paper

22-1/2" x 30

Bo Bartlett

Saudade, 2024

Oil on linen

70" x 270"

Bo Bartlett

Parhelion (Left), 2024

Oil on linen

70" x 90"

Bo Bartlett

Saudade (Central), 2024

Oil on linen

70" x 90"

Bo Bartlett

The Surfer (Right), 2024

Oil on linen

70" x 90"

Press Release

Artist Bo Bartlett is highly regarded as a painter of contemporary realism. He paints grand human narratives and quiet private moments. His art is an act of discovery, a testament to living close to nature, and a record of the unsettled present. "The purpose of art is to wake us up," he says. In the exhibition, Saudade, a Portuguese word meaning a melancholy yearning, several paintings and pastel drawings depict figures poised on the edge between land and water, a liminal space of repose and unease, reflecting the uncertain nature of our time. Cinematic in scope and grounded in the figurative tradition, Bartlett's paintings speak to his training as a filmmaker and to the work of his mentor, Andrew Wyeth, as well as his artistic forebears, the American realist painters Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singleton Copley, and Benjamin West. 

 

Bartlett received his Certificate of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Certificate of Filmmaking from New York University. In 2023, he received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Art from the New York Academy of Art and an honorary Certificate from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL; Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT; The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT; The Florence Academy of Art, Jersey City, NJ; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; and the Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL. Additionally, it has been included in numerous group exhibitions at museums throughout the United States and in Linz, Austria. Bartlett's work is in the collections of the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR; Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; La Salle University Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, among others. He lives and works in Columbus, GA, and Wheaton Island, ME.

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