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David Plank: Missouri on the Wing, Installment One

Oct
27
Oct 27, 2020 – Mar 19, 2021
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Guitar Family Gallery of Natural and Cultural History
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

First of two installments

Common Yellowthroat by David Plank

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Guitar Family Gallery of Natural and Cultural History
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Artist David Plank has devoted his life to the artistic study of Missouri’s birds.  Unlike some wildlife artists, Plank never bases his images on photographs. Instead, he creates field studies and bases his finished paintings on these sketches. Plank’s images are thus a direct record of his intimate observations of the birds of Missouri.

Recently, Plank made a large donation of his paintings and drawings to the State Historical Society of Missouri. This two-part exhibition presents a selection of these artworks including watercolors, field studies, and preparatory sketches.

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