Neil Welliver

American , 1929 - 2005

Welliver studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, and at Yale (with Josef Albers). He remained at Yale to teach from 1955-1965, and from 1966-1989 was chairman of the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts.

Welliver's earlier works were quite abstract, however by the late-1960s his focus rested primarily on landscape painting, usually very closely- observed, detailed scenes of Maine. He exhibited widely from the 1960s, including at Tibor de Nagy and Fischbach Galleries in New York and, along with Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz, is widely regarded as one of the more important contemporary realist artists.

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