Visit with celebrated Montana painter and sculptor Theodore Waddell as he signs copies of his newest publication, Theodore Waddell: My Montana—Paintings and Sculpture, 1959-2016, written by Rick Newby. Waddell is best known for his abstract expressionist paintings of animals placed in the western landscape. The publication includes an archive of original artworks, letters, and journal entries by Waddell, as well as essays by Montana curators, critics, scholars, poets, and fiction writers. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the MAM Bookstore, and works by Waddell from MAM’s collection will be on view in the Travel Montana Lobby from May 31 to July 1.
(Image: Theodore Waddell, Jatte’s Angus #2, 1995, oil on canvas, 75 x 76 inches, Missoula Art Museum Collection, Purchased with a gift from Miriam Sample, 2007)