Littlefield Gallery opens “Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller: Fine Lines and Bold Shapes”

Arthur Thompson, “Corea”

Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor’s new show “Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller: Fine Lines and Bold Shapes” has a gallery reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 14 for the show which runs through July 22.

Arthur Thompson (1907-1988) was part of a generation of artists who worked in Maine starting in the 1950s and has been compared to Carl Sprichorn, Fairfield Porter, Karl Shrag, John Marin, and Marsden Hartley. In 1947, Thompson and his family moved to Sorrento, Maine. As a designer in the Architectural Office of Eaton Tarbell, Arthur Thompson was instrumental in designing the Bangor Auditorium, Bangor and Orono high schools, among other projects. Art writer Carl Little said Thompson is “one of those artists who translates the landscape in a very signature manner and captures the essence of a landscape, but not in a representational manner.”

Dan Miller has been coming to Corea for the past 55 years. Now into his 80’s, he continues to head the Graduate Department at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Art, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the country. His daily Corea routine is doing his woodblock prints in the morning, eating lunch, and, as he puts it, “works the other side of his brain creating sculpture with wood.” For more information visit littlefieldgallery.com