William Poundstone blogs about rediscovered American Regionalist painter Roger Medearis. Medearis, a student of Thomas Hart Benton, is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.
Poundstone writes that after Regionalism gave way to Abstract Expressionism "Medearis donned suit and tie to get a real job with Container Corporation of America. He moved back to the Midwest, then to California. In the 1960s dealer Philip Desind 'rediscovered' him. Medearis returned to art and worked up until his death at the age of 81, in San Marino."
Roger Medearis: The Places He Knew Best will be on view at The Huntington Library from June 16 – September 17, 2012.