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Current Artist

Richard Terrell - Oil Paintings
June - August, 2015
County-City First Floor Exhibition Gallery
555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, NE
Gallery Hours - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Richard Terrell's exhibition of oil paintings is currently on display at the County-City Building's First Floor Exhibition Gallery.

For Terrell, the interpretation of nature has always been a dominant theme in the form of landscape and more abstract imagery. His landscapes are influenced by the openness of the Midwest - generic visualization based on Illinois, Nebraska, and Eastern Colorado, while some are oriented to specific locales.

In the words of the artist, "I like to sketch and eventually paint places I've seen." Some of his works interpret places in England and Ireland, and others embrace spiritual themes, usually in the form of abstract icons.

He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received an MFA degree in 1964 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, studying under Warrington Colescott. Terrell is Professor of Art Emeritus at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, where he taught from 1970-2009. Additionally, he has maintained a studio in Lincoln at the Burkholder Project since 1988. His work is in the collections of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Museum of Nebraska Art, Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Hastings College, Doane College and various private collections in Nebraska and other parts of the U.S.


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