(“Untitled” by Herman Raymond, 1959. Oil on linen. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Gift of Dennis and Ruth Rouss O’Rourke in honor of Lillian Bueno McCue, 1992.3)

We were saddened to learn of the death of the wonderfully eccentric local artist Herman Raymond on Monday at the age of 85. Though he’s best known for his mid-20th Century abstract paintings (pictured here courtesy of the Fine Arts Center), his work became as hard to pin down as he was.

Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Curator of American Art at the Fine Art Center, said:

Herman Raymond was one of this region’s links to the important mid-twentieth century abstract painting that was centered in New York and was shaping America’s newly-dominant role in the art world. His paintings were exemplary of Colorado painters’ attention to nature as the basis of abstract compositions. As a painter and a teacher, Herman Raymond was tremendously impactful in Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountain region.

For more about Raymond, there’s an article by Warren Epstein HERE


(“Through a Snowflake’s Eye” by Herman Raymond, 1956. Oil on canvas. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Trustees Purchase Project, 1956.5)

 

One Response to R.I.P. Local Artist Herman Raymond

  1. [...] HERE to read a Denver Post article about Sheram.Herman Raymond, artist and bon vivant:Click HERE to read our remembrance.Charles Ansbacher, former Conductor and Artistic Director of the Colorado [...]

News

Reuters/Landov
September 22, 2014 | NPR · The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing’s plan to screen candidates for the territory’s next chief executive.
 

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
September 22, 2014 | NPR · The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
 

Reuters/Landov
September 22, 2014 | NPR · Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
September 22, 2014 | NPR · On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the piece that called her an “angry black woman.”
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · A working-class activist anchors this graphic novel portrayal of British suffrage. Sally Heathcote is a compelling mix of visual ingenuity and historical accuracy.
 

September 21, 2014 | NPR · When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 22, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 21, 2014 | NPR · The adventuresome string quartet asked a huge range of musicians to create new pieces modeled on artistic idols. Hear pieces inspired by figures ranging from John Steinbeck to James Brown.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 21, 2014 | NPR · Electric Wizard has spent two decades playing ridiculously heavy, misanthropic doom metal. On Time To Die, the band gets more room to explore than ever.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab