We’re excited to announce that our own Kathryn Mapes Turner has been chosen to exhibit her artwork at the legendary Salmagundi Club as part of the 10th Anniversary of the American Masters Exhibition & Sale on view October 8-26 at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York, NY. A Collector’s preview is on Thursday, October 11 with the gala and sale on Friday, October 12th. Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is legendary in the history of American Art. It’s members have included William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Thomas Moran, Carl Rungius and N.C. Wyeth. Now in this historic location, the American Masters is a prestigious showcase of the best representational artists in the country.
“I grew up knowing about the Salmagundi Club and the role it has played in American Art history. Now it is a profound honor to have my paintings included with so many of my heroes. I have a deep respect for these artists. Their work has inspired me since I was young. I am humbled and thrilled now to share my paintings alongside theirs.“ says Kathryn Turner.
Kathryn’s artwork has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As a daughter of the Northern Rockies, she was born as a fourth generation Turner and raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. She grew up riding the trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore and gaining an eye for landscape. The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of magnificent beauty set the course for her life.
Turner began studying art in her teens from noted American painters. She then left Wyoming to attend the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Studio Arts. She spent an influential semester in Rome, Italy and then studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. She then earned a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Turner believes that growing up in Grand Teton National Park, a place with such dramatic light and natural composition, gave her an intimate appreciation for art. “I believe the valley of Jackson Hole evokes expression,” says Turner. She now travels all over the world to paint. With watercolors and oil paints, Turner responds with visual contemplations of beauty in hopes of sharing this love of the sublime with others through her work. She believes that the small beauties one encounters in life awakens something in all of us.
Having been passionate about painting since childhood, Turner is nationally recognized with top honors from the American Impressionist Society, Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition and the National Academy of Equine Art. Her work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Charlie Russell Museum, The Phippen Museum, The Brinton Museum, The Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
Turner looks forward to traveling from the mountains of Jackson to New York City to see the exhibition and the club. “Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is absolutely the source of the inspiration for my paintings and for the ones I am sharing at the American Masters Exhibition, but visiting the big city for a short time will be inspiring,” says Turner. This is one of the most prestigious venues in which to show work in New York City. She then looks forward to coming home to the mountains and returning her focus to painting the subjects she loves.