Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China is displayed Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Nov. 4 in SinClair Gallery. Works in this exhibit were completed during the artist’s journeys in the 1920s to Asia where he captured the people and the landscape.
Baldridge’s exposure to the sparse lines of traditional Asian art dramatically affected his style. He learned traditional techniques from Japanese and Chinese masters and produced numerous etchings, drypoint, and woodblock prints. This transition away from traditional illustration brought Baldridge acclaim and recognition as an artist. This success led to several important commissions and by the early 1940s, he had illustrated more than one hundred books and magazine articles and had a successful career in the American Southwest as a painter.
The SinClair Gallery in the Orendorff Building is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.