State of Abstraction: Works by Albert Patecky, Oregon Artist

Albert Patecky, Portland artist, in his home studio surrounded by his work as he selects some for a show. July 29, 1951, photo by William Grand. Oregon Journal collection, 013364

December 4 – March 24, 2019

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Albert Patecky was an Oregon artist distinguished by his abilities in both representational and non-objective art. He perfected both traditional landscapes and abstract geometric forms, balancing on the boundary between conventional and modern art forms. Patecky worked in a number of mediums, producing paintings, drawings, and prints during his long and prolific career in Portland, often drawing inspiration from the Oregon landscapes around him.

This exhibition brings together a number of pieces of Patecky’s artwork in the collection of the Oregon Historical Society, highlighting work throughout his career and including both figurative and non-objective pieces.