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Norman Lundin: Selected Works 1970—2017, Opens February 16

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition by Norman Lundin, a Seattle painter and professor emeritus from the University of Washington. The opening events will take place on Thursday, February 16, beginning with an artist talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The exhibit features realistic paintings and works on paper created by Lundin between 1970 and the present. Throughout his career he has depicted a number of subjects including still lifes of ordinary objects, expansive landscapes, and the female figure.Lundin’s interiors and landscapes are painted in subdued tones, with an emphasis on space, light, and atmosphere. In Flood, Desert City from 2016 the melancholy landscape is empty of human presence, the gray interrupted only by the subtle play of light in the sky and across the surface of the water.


Lundin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1961, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1963. In 1964 he became a professor of painting and drawing at the University of Washington School of Art, where he taught for four decades. Lundin’s paintings have been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Seattle Art Museum, among others. He is currently a Co-Director of the Prographica/KDR gallery in Seattle.


Norman Lundin: Selected Works, 1970—2017 will remain on display through March 12. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed February 20 for Presidents’ Day. Admission is free. Please visit our website at:


Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665,

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