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    April 3-26, 2020

    Reception April 4, 2020 Saturday 6pm-8pm

    Link & Pin Gallery is delighted to showcase paintings by Madelon Umlauf in a solo fine art exhibition.

    Visual Artist Madelon Umlauf, a Texas native, has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She won a scholarship to the Aspen School of Art in 1963 and in 1964 after graduating with a BFA from the University of Texas, she won the Max Beckmann National Competitive Scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum School. In NYC she studied at the New York Studio School, Pratt Graphic Center, and Hunter College, where she graduated with an MA in Art in 1970. She taught life drawing and painting at Austin Community College for 40 years retiring in 2014. She currently lives and works in her downtown studio in Austin, TX.

    Madelon’s paintings are inspired by natural landscapes. Before putting her brush to a painting, she creates studies in black and white and in color from her sketches and photographs of the countryside. In her studio, she reworks these images into an abstraction. Once she has sufficiently composed an image, she then will choose a color palette that is often intentionally non-naturalistic. When a painting comes into dynamic and coloristic balance and its shapes are defined in deep space to Umlauf’s satisfaction, the painting may be considered "finished."

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