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An American Luminist

In his Luminist landscapes and portraits, Norman Powell interprets and celebrates the ever-changing American present and reveals his fascination with the interaction of sunlight and the natural environment. – from “Refreshing Pause” by Dalhart Windberg An Intimate Sense of Place Norman Powell’s pastorals portray nature’s illumination as numinous, all-encompassing light that overwhelms and transforms. His canvases […]

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Biography

Norman Houston Powell, Jr. lived and painted in the American Southwest and Midwest, where his brush revealed these two different cultures, climates and times as two separate worlds. From Texas in the Sixties and Seventies to Michigan in the Eighties and Nineties, Norman’s unique contribution to his two worlds is to reflect them, to distill […]

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Commentary

American painting has blossomed into such diversity that it might have closed our 20th century with no clear sense of direction.  Yet out of this scattered field, the Figurative School – the Realists – are rising to focus sustained love on the American land. The Figurative Movement – the Realists Although American landscape painters once […]

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