Maureen Hyde

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Maureen Hyde

ARC Living Master TM

25 artworks

American 21st Century Realist artist

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Autumn

2011

125 x 80 cms | 49 x 31 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Il Croupier

2008

90 x 75 cms | 35 1/4 x 29 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

La Brigue

2008

50 x 70 cms | 19 1/2 x 27 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

The Passage

2006

100 x 140 cms | 39 1/4 x 55 ins

Private collection, ,

The Huntress

2005

85 x 65 cms | 33 1/4 x 25 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Bacio d'Inverno (Still Life with White Roses)

Oil on canvas

60 x 40 cms | 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Courtyard in August (Toscana)

Oil on canvas

50 x 60 cms | 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Harvest Hearth

Oil on canvas

60 x 80 cms | 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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La Boehme, the Tenor

Oil on canvas

120 x 70 cms | 47 x 27 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Portrait of Marla

Oil on canvas

65 x 50 cms | 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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My training as a painter began during the time that I was working toward an MFA at the University of California at Los Angeles, studying under instructors who were still reacting against the "confines" of academia. During my graduate years, I studied under Richard Diebenkorn, whose contributions, ironically, are just now coming to light, following the years of my own academic study. I've returned to those very large brushes and expansive strokes to block in a painting. This enables me to concentrate on obtaining a sense of expressive movement in a composition.

As my studies at the university concluded, I felt an aesthetic restlessness to explore other possibilities. The Los Angeles art scene at that time was still exalting itself amidst a vast arena of open spaces and a freedom to quest after an "originality," that ultimately became a sterile intellectual visual game.