“There are 1,000 ways to paint, why limit yourself to one manner?” – Charles Thwaites, 1947
The Wisconsin painter Charles Thwaites was the rare artist who excelled at both realist and abstract styles. His transition from one to the other was smooth and almost effortless, and he succeeded at both with confidence and originality. The Dubuque Museum of Art is showcasing 43 Thwaites paintings, drawings, and prints drawn from the collection of MOWA in West Bend, Wisconsin.
This Iowa Arts Showcase broadcast features an interview of the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Executive Director, David Schmitz, about the art of Charles Thwaites and the museum’s current exhibition of Thwaites’ works. The exhibition is on display now through April 22nd, 2018. Stay tuned to Iowa Public Radio Classical to find out the scheduled broadcast time for this interview!