Project Description

Past Exhibition

January 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020

John Buck: Prints and Sculptures

700 State Street • Salem, OR, 97301
Logo and Text: Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University
Logo and Text: Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University

Past Exhibition

January 26, 2020 - March 29, 2020

John Buck: Prints and Sculptures

700 State Street • Salem, OR, 97301

John Buck is a nationally recognized Montana artist who has created a large and powerful body of woodblock prints and wood sculptures over the past four decades.

Organized by Hallie Ford Museum of Art Director John Olbrantz and drawn from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, the exhibition features 39 prints and sculptures that span a forty-year period.

Born in Ames, Iowa in 1948, Buck attended the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of California, Davis, where he studied with Robert Arneson, Roy DeForest, Manuel Neri, and William T. Wiley.

Buck is a virtuoso draftsman who has learned to draw with different types of sharp tools, which he uses to explore both local and global issues in sophisticated works that are imbued with complex iconography and often layered with multiple meanings.