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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 bks@brentseevers.com.  




Click on thumbnails below to view paintings.

"The Afternoon Light at Krug Park"
11x14 oil on canvas
2012 en plein air

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"Across the Lagoon"
11x14 oil on canvas
2012 en plein air

$800
"Krug Pillars"
14x18 oil on canvas
2012

$900
"A Walk in the Park"
18x24 oil on canvas
2012

Private Collection
"Above Krug Lagoon"
12x16 oil on canvas
2012 en plein air

$800
"The Water's Edge"
12x16 oil on canvas
2012

$900
"Morning Light on the Lagoon"
18x24 oil on canvas
2012

$1600
"Hidden Trail"
18x24 oil on canvas
2012

$1600
"Light and Shade"
14x18 oil on canvas
2012

$1000
"Spring at Krug Castle"
12x18 pastel on paper
2012

Unavailable
"Waddling Geese"
14x18 pastel on paper
2012

Unavailable
"Below the Castle at Krug"
30x30 oil on canvas
2013

$2000
"Beaten Path"
9x12 pastel on paper
2013 en plein air

Unavailable
"Hillside at the Park"
9x12 pastel on paper
2013 en plein air

Unavailable
"Morning Light at Krug"
9x12 pastel on paper
2013 en plein air

Unavailable
"Pergola and Patio, Krug Park"
11x14 oil on board
2015 en plein air

$800
"Springtime in Krug Park"
24x36 oil on board
2015

$1900
"Winter Calm"
16x20 pastel on paper
2016

$1000
"Winter's Blanket"
14x18 pastel on paper
2016

$900

Honorable Mention - AKMA 43rd Annual Membership Exhibition 2017
"A Moment of Rest"
13x18 pastel on paper
2016

$850

First Place - AKMA 43rd Annual Membership Exhibition, 2017
"Autumn Reflections"
8x10 pastel on paper
2016

$400
"Morning Walk"
9x12 pastel
2016

$550
"Pine Ridge"
11x14 pastel
2016 en plein air

$700
"Passage by the Crabapples"
9x12 pastel
2016 en plein air

$550
"Krug Bowl"
12x16 pastel
2016 en plein air

SOLD