Louis Bunce

Dialogue with Modernism

Roger Hull

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  • Published: February 2017
  • Subject Listing: Art / Painting; Pacific Northwest / Art and Culture
  • Bibliographic information: 192 pp., 160 illus., 125 in color, 9.5 x 12 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
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Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism explores and assesses the art and life of the iconic Pacific Northwest modernist painter and printmaker who engaged with American and European modern art from Surrealism to Post-Modernism. Based in Portland, Oregon, Louis Bunce maintained strong ties with artists of the New York School, counting Jackson Pollock as colleague and friend. In his fifty-year career, Bunce (1907-1983) created a wide-ranging body of work that both reflects and illuminates twentieth-century modernism. He pioneered serigraphy as a fine art in the Northwest and as a painter infused painterly abstraction with references to the topography and light of the Northwest.
Roger Hull is the Senior Faculty Curator at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and professor emeritus of art history at Willamette University. He was named Oregon Professor of the Year in 1993 by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 1999, he received an Oregon Governor's Arts Award in recognition of his efforts to establish the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. He is married to the artist Bonnie Hull.