For more than thirty years, St. Louis native Bryan Haynes made his living primarily doing commercial art. But when he moved back to Missouri, he began to paint landscape scenes based on the geography and history of the region.
"Seeing it anew, I just started to paint landscapes purely for the joy of it," said Haynes. "But then those shapes in the landscape..began to describe the narrative within the paintings."
Haynes classifies his work as a modern continuation of the Regionalism style made famous by another Missourian, Thomas Hart Benton. He calls it New Regionalism, and it is the subject of a new book featuring his artwork, New Regionalism: The Art of Bryan Haynes.
In addition to the 200 paintings showcased in the book, Haynes' work includes murals at the Arch and the Missouri Botanical Garden. An exhibit currently on display at the Old Courthouse Rotunda features another 42 of his paintings.
National Park Service Presents TREES/WATER/SKY-A Walk Through Missouri-The Art of Bryan Haynes
May 23, 2013 - January 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Old Courthouse Rotunda, 11 North Fourth Street
For more information, call 314-655-1700 or visit the National Park Service website.
Bryan Haynes Book Signing
Sunday, November 3, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Boathouse in Forest Park, 6101 Government Drive
For more information, call 314-367-2224 or visit the Boathouse website.
Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer, hosted by Steve Potter and funded in part by the the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.