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The Bouquet, 1957

The Bouquet, 1957

History

There are two versions of this subject painted three years apart. This is the larger of the two (see No. 85). He used the smaller one as a guide for the larger version, a practice used throughout Lack’s career. Lack pays homage to Vermeer and Velázquez with the play of light coming through the window. The arebesque of the figure against the view through a sliding glass door grabs our attention. The pose captures the moment the last flower is being added to the vase. The scene was painted in the cuaseway at his parents home where he and Katherine lived when they first arrived in Minnesota in 1958.

Exhibitions

  • Honorable Mention, Jordan Marsh Show, Boston, MA, 1957
  • First Prize, Ogunquit Art Center, Ogunquit, ME, 1957
  • Second Prize, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, 1957
  • “Richard Lack”, Maryhill Museum of Fine Arts, One Man Show, Maryhill, WA, 1961
  • “Richard Lack”, Maryhill Museum of Fine Arts, One Man Show, Goldendale, WA, 1963