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Other Artwork

Orleonok Pitkin created the print above in 1972, named Computerized Visage of the Vepaman. It’s glass is broken, but otherwise it’s in good shape. A good example of local pop art, it is a silkscreen and not made with a computer. Mr. Pitkin is represented by the Laura Russo Gallery and a art teacher at the Pacific Northwest School of Art.

This greenish watercolor has suffered from discoloration over the years and has become loose from it’s matting. It’s by Harry Widman and came to Jefferson from the Fountain Gallery, which was owned by Portland arts philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer. The painting is called Worksheet #1. Widman was a teacher at the Pacific Northwest School of Art from 1960 until 1996.

An art professor at Portland State University from 1967-1992, Byron Gardner was known for his landscapes of the American Southwest. He used a strong, bright palette and was inspired by the western landscape, first in Oregon’s high desert country and then in Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico. His early work was figurative; later, Gardner was one of Oregon’s foremost abstract expressionist painters.  This artwork, “River Logs” is from 1963.

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