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Evening Jet Trails

Evening Jet Trails


Susanna Lack is the model dressed in colors that harmonize with the sky as well as the flowers in the foreground. Lack chose the backyard of his home for this location of this work, it certainly made it easier to solicit the cooperation of his daughter. The juxtaposition of the jet trails in the sky, technological achievements of the day, against the beauty of nature. Nature has the upper hand in this painting in a very striking way. While the figure is certainly the focal point, there is an interesting visual tension between her and the day lilies in the foreground. It’s as though they both are vying for our, and Lack’s, attention.


  • Richard Lack, Maryhill Museum of Fine Arts, One Man Show, Maryhill, WA, 1966
  • Living Painters Trained In Boston, The Concourse Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 1976


  • The Concord Journal, Concord, MA, May 25, 1967, On Exhibit At The Art Centre, Photo #1: Lack in his studio seated in front of Joseph Kennedy, Jr. portrait. Photo #2, Reproduction of Jet Trails on exhibit at the Art Centre. Art Review, by Frank Anthony
  • American Artist, Volume 35, Number 6, Issue 348, June 1971, Don Jardine, Richard Lack’s Atelier System of Training Painters, pp. 68-53, repr. pg. 53
  • Living Painters Trained In Boston, The Concourse Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 1976, pp. 1-14, repr. pg. 5
  • Classical Realism Quarterly: Atelier Lack, Vol. IV, Iss. 3, Winter 1989, Richard Lack, The Out-of-Door Palette, pp.10-11, 18-19, repr. pg. 18
  • Stephen Gjertson, Richard Lack: An American Master, The American Society of Classical Realism, Minneapolis, MN, 2002, ISBN 0-9636180-3-2, repr. pg. 66
  • Classical Realism Newsletter: The American Society of Classical Realism, Iss. 18, Winter, 2006, ISSN 1072-6764


1 Previous owner: Annette LeSueur, Plymouth, MN