Charles Furr | The Southwest Now and Then

Charles Key Furr (1928-2014) was born in Amarillo,Texas. but he would travel widely throughout his life. living, studying, working and painting in many places over his lifetime. His early artistic studies took place in Boston, New York, Boulder and Italy. He would reside in Mexico and Italy for both work and study, and traveled extensively, including travels to the Greek Islands, Turkey, Spain and Portugal inspired Charles Furr's artistic expression to paint vibrantly rich oils and bright watercolors of towns and landscapes. For nearly 20 years he called the US Southwest his home. Here, we see Southwestern landscapes represented in majestic mountains, dramatic and arid deserts and skyscapes, and his own paintings of petroglyphs in an imaginative array of primitive compositions inspired by these landscapes.

image Ski Run Santa Fe, NM 1969 Watercolor
image The Black Box 1970 Oil
image Ortiz Mountains, NM 1970 Watercolor
image Pink Hills in New Mexico 1970 Watercolor
image Jemez Mountains New Mexico 1971 Watercolor
image Los Alamos New Mexico 1972 Watercolor
image Dark Ridges 1975 Oil
image Painted Desert, AZ 1975 Oil
image Sage Brush in Colorado 1976 Watercolor
image Early Summer in Colorado 1976 Watercolor
image Lost Valley in Colorado 1976 Oil
image Valley in Gunnison, CO 1976 Oil
image Elk Peak, CO 1977 Oil
image Lake Powell Padres Bay, AZ 1977 Oil
image Antelope Creek, CO 1977 Oil
image Capitan 1978 Oil
image Painted Desert Rocks, AZ 1978 Oil
image Canyon de Chelly, AZ 1980 Oil
image Southwest River Canyon 1982 Watercolor
image Southwest Canyon Walls 1982 Watercolor
image Lake Powell, AZ #19 1982 Watercolor
image In Light Magdalena Mountains, NM 1982 Oil
image Magdalena Mountains, NM 1982 Oil
image Lake Powell Secret Canyon, AZ 1982 Oil
image Petroglyph - Kachina 2 1991 Mixed Media on Canvas
image Petroglyph - Dancer 1992 Mixed Media on Canvas
image Petroglyph - Ceremony 1992 Mixed Media on Canvas
image Petroglyphs - Glyphos Snake Handler 1992 Mixed Media on Paper
image Petroglyphs - Glyphos Hunters 1992 Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper
image Petroglyphs - Glyphos VI 1992 Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper
image Petroglyphs - Glyphos XIII 1992 Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper
image Petroglyphs - Glyphos XV 1992 Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper
image Petroglyphs - Glyphos XIV 1992 Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper