Theodore "Ted" Turner "Bedroom Boogie" Heavy Impasto Oil on Canvas
Excellent example of some of Turner's later work, "Bedroom Boogie" features his trademark heavy impasto style and bold palette. This work likely dates to the 1980s and was part of a series of "graffiti" style work. Painting is unframed and in excellent original condition.
Theodore (Ted) Turner (1905-1997) was a prolific artist who served as a professor of art at the University of Virginia and Dartmouth College. He studied art in Virginia at Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) and in New York City, where he received an MFA from New York University. By the end of his life, Turner had become a fixture in Charlottesville: he was a professor at the UVA, had a studio in the popular Belmont neighborhood, and painted scenes from his surrounding community.
Highly expressive and typically colorful, Turner’s paintings ranged from soft impressionistic seascapes to impasto abstracts. He utilized an impressive variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, block print, found object, and oil. Turner utilized color in unique and untraditional ways that served to enhance some of his more unexpected subject matter. His oeuvre includes a vast variety of subject matter including landscapes, seascapes, nudes, colorful abstracts, portraits, and urban scenes. The frantic and heavy brushstrokes as well as, in his later work, the bawdy words he chose to include in his paintings seem to show us a glimpse of the artist’s personality.
30" x 40" (painting)
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