German Expressionism is particularly significant to William Zehngut, who considers himself a contemporary expressionist. While his style, with its heavy, dark outlines and vivid colors, recalls those predecessors, his subject is usually not as emotionally charged. Still life and figurative themes are important to Zehngut, but living in the city has increased his appreciation for nature and for the pleasure of getting into it…Zehngut is concerned with capturing the “freshness” of nature in his work, and his statements about it powerfully reflect the drama and optimism he finds there.

Janice C. Oresman
Art Advisor and Curator

 


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Marin County Hills, CA; Gouache on paper 1998