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Shoup Glacier, Alaska
  • Dan R. Kirchhefer
    born 1947
    born: Hastings, Nebraska, United States ; active: United States
  • Shoup Glacier, Alaska, 2013
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States
  • watercolor
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, E1
  • 2015.0173
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists", 16-Feb-2019
Dan R. Kirchhefer finds inspiration for his work in both the fragile qualities of human life and the beauty of the natural world. His travels around the globe inform his practice. Like many of his works, Shoup Glacier, Alaska is small and invites an intimate viewing experience. Kirchhefer depicts a snowy vista in the Shoup Bay State Marine Park of Alaska with a cool, muted palette and horizontally symmetrical composition, instilling the scene with tranquility and stillness.