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“Color is the language of the listening eye.” —Paul Gauguin
Thomas Sgouros’s series of paintings entitled Remembered
Landscape began in early 1990 out of a deep dedication to
painting and a willingness to change in the midst of an
illustrious career established in realism. Having a career as a
painter of nely dened but painterly still-life works, Sgouros
was stricken with the sudden onset of macular degeneration
and began to lose his eyesight. In his own words, “It was
either jump in the river or rethink the way I was going to
paint.” The paintings are at once luminist, expressive, and
modern. The artist remembered visions of light, reection,
and atmosphere, all of which come to life on canvas, much
like the abstracted paintings of J. M. W. Turner (English
1775–1851). Painterly tones of rich reds, oranges, whites,
and blues juxtaposed with darker earth colors of browns
and greens all allude to the landscape. Sgouros’s career
panned more than fty-six years, as a renowned illustrator
in his early career to a distinguished painter of sublime
watercolors and still-life canvases in his later career.
Sgouros was a professor emeritus of the Rhode Island
School of Design and recipient of numerous prestigious
awards, such as the Pell Award for the Arts—Text courtesy
of the Cade Tompkins Project.
Opposite: Thomas Sgouros, Remembered Landscape
6 XI 09, oil on linen, Courtesy of Cade Tompkins Project
Above right: Thomas Sgouros, Remembered Landscape
7 III 08, oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist and Cade
Tompkins Project
Below right: Thomas Sgouros, Remembered Landscape
26 VII 09, oil on linen, Courtesy of Cade Tompkins Project
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Remembered Landscape
Featured Artist
Thomas Sgouros:
Let’s Go!
Try remembering a place you’ve been and re-creating your
mind’s view on canvas.
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Paint Lab
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97
“Color is the language of the listening eye.” —Paul Gauguin
Thomas Sgouros’s series of paintings entitled Remembered
Landscape began in early 1990 out of a deep dedication to
painting and a willingness to change in the midst of an
illustrious career established in realism. Having a career as a
painter of nely dened but painterly still-life works, Sgouros
was stricken with the sudden onset of macular degeneration
and began to lose his eyesight. In his own words, “It was
either jump in the river or rethink the way I was going to
paint.” The paintings are at once luminist, expressive, and
modern. The artist remembered visions of light, reection,
and atmosphere, all of which come to life on canvas, much
like the abstracted paintings of J. M. W. Turner (English
1775–1851). Painterly tones of rich reds, oranges, whites,
and blues juxtaposed with darker earth colors of browns
and greens all allude to the landscape. Sgouros’s career
panned more than fty-six years, as a renowned illustrator
in his early career to a distinguished painter of sublime
watercolors and still-life canvases in his later career.
Sgouros was a professor emeritus of the Rhode Island
School of Design and recipient of numerous prestigious
awards, such as the Pell Award for the Arts—Text courtesy
of the Cade Tompkins Project.
Opposite: Thomas Sgouros, Remembered Landscape
6 XI 09, oil on linen, Courtesy of Cade Tompkins Project
Above right: Thomas Sgouros, Remembered Landscape
7 III 08, oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist and Cade
Tompkins Project
Below right: Thomas Sgouros, Remembered Landscape
26 VII 09, oil on linen, Courtesy of Cade Tompkins Project
Remembered Landscape
Let’s Go!
Try remembering a place you’ve been and re-creating your
mind’s view on canvas.
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