ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Richard Claude Ziemann: In Nature
Atmospheric and evocative, Richard Claude Ziemann’s works on paper and paintings draw inspiration from the natural environments of Connecticut and beyond. For nearly seven decades, Ziemann has captured the texture and sensations of forests, fields, and waterways with delicate devotion. The New Britain Museum of American Art celebrates the artist’s tremendous artistic accomplishments in a survey exhibition entitled Richard Claude Ziemann: In Nature, featuring etchings, drawings, and paintings spanning over 50 years.
Ziemann’s scenes reflect his longstanding practice of working directly from nature. For years, he has painted and sketched out-of-doors, even carrying large-scale metal etching plates to compose from observation. As the artist describes: “I feel a sense of exhilaration when viewing the interiors of woods, fields of grass, the forest floor, flowers and foliage. I work directly on etching plates in the landscape experiencing the play of light and daily atmospheric changes along with the form and textural variety of the seasons. Nature with its combination of serenity and wilderness is an inexhaustible visual source for my work."
Born in Buffalo, NY, in 1932, Ziemann began creating landscape drawings and etchings in the 1950s during his studies at Yale University. In 1967, he moved to Chester, CT, where he has continued to work for the last 57 years. Richard Claude Ziemann: In Nature considers the unique vision of this most remarkable artist, whose creative pursuits have enriched the artistic ecosystem in and beyond Connecticut.
Please Note: Landers House is occasionally closed off for rentals and special events, but we try our best to accommodate visitors who would like to see the artwork. If you are traveling from a distance to see the exhibition, you may want to call the Front Desk to confirm that there isn't an event in Landers House that day.
Landers House will be closed for a private event on Friday, February 16, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Having shown at the MoMA, 91-year-old landscape artist to exhibit in CT
Bekah Wright, CT Insider, January 22, 2024