Sound of Sleat Shadows
Saturday 13 June, 2009 – Saturday 29 August, 2009.
Born in Milwaukee in 1916, Jon Schueler served as a navigator in World War II. Between 1948 and 1951 he studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco with Clyfford Still, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Hassel Smith and Mark Rothko. Schueler moved to New York in 1951. In 1954 he had his first New York exhibition at the Stable Gallery and was immersed in the New York Abstract Expressionist scene. Schueler left New York in 1957 for Mallaig, a small rural community off the West coast of Scotland.
The stormy and transitory northern skies greatly inspired his art and influenced his entire career. The mood of Scotland’s Western Coast is explored and celebrated through Schueler’s sensibilities: an inspiration, a joy and a constant reminder of the power and poetry of nature.