Princeton University Library Catalog

Paul Havas / essay by Matthew Kangas.

  • La Conner, Washington : Museum of Northwest Art, [2016]
  • ©2016
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Biographical/​Historical note:
"Paul Havas [May 23, 1940-February 16, 2012] was an accomplished painter; able to transport us among the scenery he loved and knew so well, from the Skagit Valley to downtown Seattle. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1962 and earned a Master's Degree from the University of Washington in 1965. He taught at the University of Washington, the University of Idaho, and Stanford University. He was good friends with Northwest painter William Ivey, discussing painting and the arts. He had numerous exhibits throughout his career as an artist in the Pacific Northwest. Paul passed away in 2012. He is survived by his wife, the architect Margaret Miller Havas, and daughter Madeleine Miller Fish."--Northwest Figurative Artist's Alliance webpage, accessed January 19, 2017. (Page includes digitized versions of 13 of Havas' paintings).
Summary note:
"The art of Paul Havas (1940-2012) is one of natural beauty, formal control, and unusual colors. Havas settled in the Puget Sound region in 1965 and went on to create a body of work dominated by oil paintings and drawings of landscapes and cityscapes, attracting admiring critical attention and considerable acquisitions by important museums. This book draws on Havas's archive of writings, letters, and documentary photographs, as well as accounts and interviews with critics, curators, fellow artists, and friends to set the artist in a perspective of Pacific Northwest and American art history. The result is a lively tale of flyfishing, rural cabins, sophisticated city life, and doggedly consistent work habits in studios in Seattle and the Skagit Valley. Quiet yet friendly, like his appealing paintings, Paul Havas is revealed as thoughtful and witty, with serious ideas about art, culture, and his own position in contemporary art. Readers are sure to enjoy this lavishly illustrated volume with extensive color plates, useful contextual images, and historical documentary photographs."
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Paul Havas" at the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington, January 14 to March 26, 2017.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (page 125).
Foreword / Francine Seders -- Cast a long shadow : the art of Paul Havas / Matthew Kangas -- Selected works: Farmland ; City ; Geology ; Wetlands ; Islands ; Coast. -- Acknowledgements -- Selected bibliography -- Solo exhibitions -- Group exhibitions.
Havas, Paul, 1940-2012Exhibitions [Browse]
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