Through March, the Geary Gallery of Darien is proud to present “Spring and Summer: A Study in Contemporary Realism,” featuring the warm and inviting natural oil paintings of Suffern, NY fine artist, Marianne Kuhn. Kuhn’s exhibit runs March 1–30 at the Geary Gallery located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien.
Featured Artist, March: Marianne Kuhn
Born in New Jersey and now a resident of Suffern NY, Marianne Kuhn graduated with a BA in Education from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.
She went on to study many years at the Ridgewood Art Institute with Master Artist John Osborne. Kuhn has also studied with master artists, Scott Christensen, Kenn Backhauss and John Traynor.
Kuhn paints in the contemporary realistic style using a prismatic palette developed by Frank Vincent Dumond, who taught many notable artists, including Frank Mason, Arthur Maynard and Norman Rockwell. Although primarily an oil landscape artist, Kuhn also paints still lifes and portraits. The purpose of her painting is to translate lighting and atmospheric effects in an effective composition.
Kuhn has won landscape awards from The American Artists Professional League, The Ridgewood Art Institute and Stamford Art Association.
She has also been accepted to show at The OPA Regional Show, The Salmagundi Non Members Jury Show (NYC), American Artist’s Professional League, (NYC) and The Hudson Valley Art Association.
Her work has been collected by the General Electric Global Research and Development Lodge, Niskayuna, NY and by New York Governor and Mrs. George Pataki.
Kuhn’s painting travels include Victor, ID, Teton National Park, WY, Nantucket, MA and Charleston, SC. She is particularly fond of summering in Diamond Point, NY, where her artistic muse is inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks and Lake George.