Eric Bransby retrospective happening in Denver


  • David Cook Galleries
This fall, longtime local artist Eric Bransby will celebrate his 98th birthday. He's the man behind many local murals, including those at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado College's Cossitt Hall and the specially commissioned Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 75th anniversary mural. (Click here and here for more about that.)

Now, he'll be showing in Denver for Transcending Figuration: Bransby in Retrospect at the David Cook Galleries. The show — and sale — runs Nov. 13 through Jan. 3, with an opening reception Thurs., Nov. 13, 5:30-8 p.m. and an open house Sat., Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m. (RSVP to attend either).

Beyond Bransby's 70-decade career that will be represented in the show, there will also be works from his mentors and peers: Thomas Hart Benton, Boardman Robinson, Mary Ann Bransby (his wife), Jean Charlot, Herbert Bayer, Jose Clement Orozco, Josef Albers and others. Any of the above names you'd find in a museum, which just goes to show how good Bransby is.

The show will be accompanied by a catalogue, with an essay from Henry Adams, an expert in American art and author of Eric Bransby and the American Mural Tradition.

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