Woodcut, ed. 2/80
35 3/4 x 37 inches
Signed Lower Right
Neil Welliver (1929-2005) was born in Millville, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.F.A. at the Philadelphia College of Art in 1953, and an M.F.A. from Yale in 1955. Welliver has taught at Cooper Union in New York; Yale School of Fine Art; Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania; and has frequently served as a visiting lecturer.
He owns a large parcel of property in Lincolnville, Maine, on which he has constructed a house and studio of huge ax-stripped timbers, burnt stone and bricks.
For the past three decades, Neil Welliver has been painting the woods of inland Maine, concentrating his attention on the shifts of light and color in different seasons, weather, and times of day. His subjects have been the unidealized physical matter of nature in whatever form it presents itself to his eye.