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 Tweed Exhibits David Ericson's work

Always Returning:
The Life and Work of a Duluth Cultural Icon

The Tweed Museum of Art's exhibition of the life and work of Duluth painter David Ericson (1869 – 1946) will end on January 15, 2005. A Sunday Afternoon Gallery Talk will be held at 2 p.m. on January 8.

Coming from modest means as the son of Swedish immigrants, from an early age, Ericson gained the confidence and patronage of prominent Duluthians and became recognized as the Zenith City’s most celebrated turn-of-the-century painter. Ericson studied in New York at the Art Students League and in Paris, with James McNeill Whistler. Throughout his career, traveling, painting and gaining critical acclaim in Europe and on the East Coast, Ericson maintained ties to his native home.
This exhibition is the single most comprehensive presentation of the artists work to date, and features over 60 paintings from regional private collections and the museum’s rich archive. Included are allegorical works, nocturnes, impressionistic visions and a wealth of historical materials. Always Returning: The Life and Work of a Duluth Cultural Icon presents the life-long span of Ericson’s work to a new generation, and reminds the remaining few who knew him of his remarkable story. The exhibition is accompanied by the first book documenting his life and art. Photo: Morning of Life, portrait of Artist's son, David B. Ericson, at the age of three, at a dock
on Park Point in Duluth, Minnesota.

Concurrent with Always Returning, the exhibition: Artists of Duluth: 1870 – 1940 presents selected works by an august group of David Ericson’s contemporaries, including: Knute Heldner, Clarence Rosenkranz, Matthais Wolden, Alexis Fournier, and Peter Lund.

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Photos: "Old Palace in the Moonlight," (ca. 1930s) and "Coast of Brittany" (1910)

Cheryl Reitan, Publications Director,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Beasy Latto,, 218-726-8830

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