850 E Alemeda
Denver, CO 97005
Artists: Carl W. Illig
For art lovers and collectors, the paintings of Carl W. Illig are being offered for sale.
Carl W. Illig (1910-1987) was a popular and prolific oil painter, in the traditional style of American Realism. He won numerous awards in art fairs and gallery shows, and was a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. Most of his paintings were painted on-site outdoors in New York State, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. These landscapes hearken to an earlier time, but the subjects are immediately recognizable as familiar American countrysides. He left a lasting legacy, not only in his many paintings that hang in homes and art galleries around the US but also in those who studied under him over the course of the three decades that he taught painting classes.
Now recognized as an important regional artist, Illig’s work carries on a long tradition of regional landscape painting and recalls Charles Burchfield, Carl Peters, Emile Gruppe, and others. His distinctive, energetic brushstrokes capture the color and light of the region.
Mr. Illig’s work is found in the Burchfield Penney Art Center collection, and numerous private collections.
Every season is represented in the wide variety of paintings in the Illig estate collection, which is now being sold as individual paintings. Prices range from $295 to $600.
First Friday April 5th, 5-9pm