"I’m admittedly not a fan of winter, but John Carlson’s snow-filled landscapes have transfixed me from the time I first encountered his work. His way of capturing the lyrical qualities of his favorite season is remarkable and perfectly timed. It is not the harsh winds of the storm or the muddy patches of well-trodden slush that draw his interest, but rather those fleeting days and sometimes mere hours of peace in between, when the snow blankets the world in its impeccable coat. Forest Idyll is one of these opportune compositions. The drifts are nestled against the base of the trees while branches gently bend under the weight of the snow, and all is quiet, untouched, and, in a word, idyllic. Meanwhile, Carlson’s brushwork is animated, but not distracting, and brings depth to the composition. This is a side of winter I can appreciate!"
-Courtney Kopplin, Gallery Manager
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Estate of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. C-184, circa 1970s
To private collection, Dayton, Ohio, October 1982 to present
1). (top stretcher in black) Forest Idyll
2). (lower stretcher in black) John F. Carlson