Bernard Langlais

 

Born July 23, 1921


Died December 26, 1977

 

Bernard Langlais was a Maine native and maintained a studio in Cushing, Maine until his premature death at the age of 56. He developed his artistic interest at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Langlais' work was included in two landmark shows New Forms-New Media (I and II) at the Martha Jackson Gallery and The Art of Assemblage at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961. He also showed with Leo Castelli who represented noteworthy artists such as Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. During his post-New York career, Langlais' body of work matured into a exploration of the animal kingdom, his most beloved subject. 

 

Press

 

 

Portland Press Herald: The Whole Bernard Langlais at the Colby Museum of Art

 

Maine Today: The Wildly Eclectic Art of Bernard Langlais at Colby College Museum of Art

 

The Boston Globe: Langlais’s Folksy Art Defies Cynicism

 

artdaily.org: Colby College Museum of Art Opens First Scholarly Bernard Langlais Retrospective

 

The Boston Globe: Building an Art Trail Through Maine

 

Boothbay Register: Maine Artist and Sculptor Bernard Langlais

 

The New York Times: Tending a Bestiary

 

ARTNews: Bernard Langlais 

 

Maine Home and Design: The Monumental Talent of Bernard Langlais

 

Down East: Remembering Blackie 

 

Architectural Digest: An Imaginative Kingdom- Sculptor Bernard Langlais' Maine Legacy 

 

The Courier-Gazette: Sculptor Bernard Langlais Dies

 

 

Past Exhibitions

 

2014: Works on Paper

 

2013: Works in Wood: a Survey Exhibition

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