Jon Schueler: Weathering Skies, presents 26 watercolors from the Jon Schueler Estate and the Arkansas Arts Center that explore the artist’s fascination with the heavens. Before he was a painter, Scheuler was the navigator for a B-17 bomber during World War II. The sky became a place fraught with anxiety and yet incredibly beautiful and meaningful. Only after the war did Schueler train as an artist at the California School of the Fine Arts. He became a second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter known for filling his canvases with sky-based abstractions.
This exhibition features watercolors made in Scotland and in Connecticut between 1967 and 1969. All but one of the watercolors in the exhibition is from the Schueler Estate. The remaining work, Weathering Skies, is a previously unexhibited work in collection of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website