BAGA: Frank Sampson Retrospective Exhibit
January 8th- January 30th, 2020
This traveling exhibition is part of the Rural Arts Initiative, a program dedicated to touring exhibitions of original artwork throughout North Dakota. The program is a part of the outreach conducted through the North Dakota Museum of Art located in Grand Forks, ND.
For forty years Frank Sampson—now ninety-two years old—taught painting and printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He returns for one month in summer and one month in winter to the North Dakota family’s home in Edmore where he continues to paint.
When asked about his paintings, Mr. Sampson says, In looking for past experiences and antecedents that may have influenced my work as an artist I think immediately of my childhood on a farm near Edmore, North Dakota surrounded by pigs, chickens, horses and cows as well as a story-telling mother who entertained and rewarded her five sons with vivid adventure stories. These wonderful tales were full of fantasy and frequently animals played major roles.
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