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jason schoener

Harmons Harbor Green - oil on canvas

For the past thirty years this largely-unseen collection of Jason Schoener’s work has been stored in an old Maine barn and was part of the gallery inventory of the late Tom Crotty of Frost Gully Gallery. It dates from 1962 to 1994. Wren and Crotty worked together to bring Schoener’s Georgetowncollection to market in 2007. As the person responsible for cataloguingJason’s lifetime of work, Susie is honored to bring this special collection tomarket, now, for the Schoener estate.

Crotty favored the colorful, mostly local, landscapes that make up the 2016exhibition as they were rendered with brave use of light and form (whatWren terms “shafts of light”). In 1967, Schoener said of his abstractions ofnature “… it is necessary to eliminate the extraneous and intensify thosedetails important to my feeling about the subject.”

Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor WilliamZorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach, and cousin of Dahlov Ipcar.

Schoener’s extensive career included more than twenty solo exhibitionsaround the country and numerous important group shows at the MidtownGallery in New York. Schoener showed with well-known artists such asEdward Betts, Hans Moller and William Thon. His work is in the collectionsof the Oakland Museum, the Whitney, the Cleveland Museum of Art, theUniversity of Maine, and Colby and Bowdoin Colleges, among others.

The exhibit is sponsored by West Island Gallery. For more information,please see the gallery website at or call SusieWestly Wren, gallery owner, at 207/371-9106.


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