KRUG PARK COLLECTION
Historic Krug Park lies on the Eastern side of the river bluffs in the Northend part of St. Joseph, MO. It has been considered a crown-jewel of the city since it opened in 1902, and is the oldest and largest park in St. Joseph. The park's 163 acres house a natural amphitheater, a lagoon, rose garden, picnic areas, an Italian castle, scenic walking trails, various playgrounds and many fond memories by many. Over the years it has been interpreted off and on by local artists, most notably captured by photographers. It wasn't until recently the park attracted major interest as it is becoming a gathering place for Impressionist painters. St. Joseph's own, Brent Seevers, has been interpreting an extensive collection of representations depicting the park and its atmosphere. Periodically inviting fellow Missouri Valley Impressionists from near and far on his outings, the park is being admirably portrayed by many.
Krug Park has become an important source of inspiration for Seevers and influential in his art. The park is where he first began the method of plein air painting in his own self-teachings. Whether en plein air or in his studio, he emphasizes the beauty and nature of Krug Park on paper and canvas through various pastel and oil paintings, portraying the remaining charm and qualities that can be found and what many have taken for granted and have come to ignore. His paintings depict vast landscapes, the lagoon, architecture, waddling geese, and people in leisure---the characteristics of a city park which are common subjects to the Impressionists. These representations are modern, but traditional in subject, technique and form, and are found to be some of the most beloved works in the community.
Though paintings of Krug Park are part of a series of paintings of St. Joseph, they are in an extensive collection on their own. This collection of work continues to grow both en plein air and atelier.
If there is a painting that you have interest in, contact Brent Seevers via email at email@example.com.
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