|Artist Murray Wentworth served in the army during World War II, after which he returned home to study illustration at the Art Institute of Boston. He he later joined the faculty.
Murray Wentworth’s distinguished career as an artist spans over five decades. He was the recipient of numerous national awards and memberships, including the prestigious National Academy and American Watercolor Society. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, and Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City., are among the museums and galleries to exhibit his work.
Devoted to landscape painting in watercolor, Mr. Wentworth drew inspiration from nature. As reflected in his statement: “I try to capture the atmosphere and light of the land, the changing seasons, and watercolor seems to best express these emotional responses.” He conducted painting workshops throughout the United States and coauthored with his wife, Watercolor for All Seasons, North Light Publishers, 1984.
After relocating from Massachusetts to Oneonta in 2003 to be near his daughter and family, Mr. Wentworth discovered the beauty of the local landscape as a rich source of inspiration for many paintings. His work is permanently represented at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston and the Wright Gallery, Cape Porpoise, Maine, and soon to be on view at the Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York, April 4 – May 2, 2008.