Alice Schille, Poetry of Place
Nedra Matteucci Galleries is pleased to announce Poetry of Place, an exhibition featuring more than two dozen paintings by Alice Schille (1869 - 1955). This unique historical exhibition opens on Saturday, November 10th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. The paintings will remain on display through December 31, 2018.
Alice Schille was an anomaly in many ways. A watercolor painter, when oil painting was the preferred medium; an artist who defied classification and avoided organized groups; an accomplished female painter in the early 1900’s. Schille was also an exceptional artist – her works are striking, with a unique, whimsical style, rich with spirit. Schille’s work often focuses on themes of daily life, highlighting the humanity of a scene with thoughtful compositions and bright colors. Her work feels modern, ahead of its time, and her love for the exotic is reflected in her paintings. During her life, she traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, Guatemala, and North Africa. Her lyrical paintings penetrate beneath the surface to portray the culture, essence, and poetry of place.