This exhibit features two of the country's master impressionists: Murat Kaboulov and Lori Putnam. Murat Kaboulov (1939-2010) began drawing when he was five - on pieces of paper, on the sidewalk with chalk; he even once used his mother's tablecloth as canvas. He went to art school for children in Vladikavkaz, Russia and when he was 15 his art teacher convinced his mother to send him to St. Petersburg (Leningrad).
In St.Petersburg, Kaboulov entered the art college named for V. Serov. He studied painting there for five years and after graduating, he passed the entrance exams to one of the country's leading art schools - The Academy of Art in St. Petersburg. His teacher was Professor Evsey Moeseyenko, one of the most famous representatives of "social realism" (Russian Impressionism).
Lori Putnam has studied with many of the nation's best painters such as Quang Ho, Scott Christensen, and Kim English.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, she now travels all over the world, painting and teaching in the plein air tradition. She is a member of, and has exhibited with many respected organizations including the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and is past Vice President of the American Impressionists Society. Her work has also received many awards - most recently from the oldest art club in America, the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
Stopped at the Tracks - Lori Putnam
11 x 14 oil on linen
Tree Stand - Lori Putnam
28 x 20 oil on linen
Summertime - Lori Putnam
48 x 72 oil on linen