Considered one of the
leading abstract artists of the 1950s, Walter Meigs work recalls
Arthur Dove's abstracted paintings of nature, free of structured
form but without abandoning the elements of representation. Meigs,
like Dove, paints storms, sunrises, sunsets, and fog with swirling
washes of color.
Meigs taught at the
University of Nebraska from 1950 to 1952 and served as chair of
the University of Connecticut's Department of Fine Arts through
1961. His works are in the permanent collections of Ohio's Butler
Institute, the Denver Art Museum, Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum,
and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.