Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Serena Sleeping, 2014. Graphite on paper. Framed: 23 x 26 1/2 in. (58.4 x 67.3 cm). The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

Bo Bartlett: Forty Years of Drawing

July 17, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Graphics Gallery

Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. His artwork can be classified within the tradition of American realism, celebrating both the commonplace and the extraordinary. Educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Bartlett pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multilayered images. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in his dreamlike works. This exhibition presents drawings from forty years of the artist's career (from 1976 to 2016).

From the Exhibition

  • Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Aug 4 - 2007 after brain surgery New York City NY, 2007. Graphite on paper. Framed: 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (52.1 x 44.5 cm. The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

  • Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Betsy May 28th 2009, 2009. Graphite on paper. Framed: 20 x 27 in. (50.8 x 68.6 cm). The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

  • Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Betsy 7/23/7, 2007. Graphite on paper. Framed: 19 x 26 in. (48.3 x 66 cm). The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

  • Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Bobby, 2019. Graphite on paper. Framed: 18 1/4 × 25 1/2 in. (46.4 × 64.8 cm). The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

  • Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Lark and Betsy, 2013. Graphite on paper. Framed: 29 1/2 x 22 in. (74.9 x 55.9 cm). The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby

  • Bo Bartlett, American, born 1955. Bebe 5-23-18, 2018. Graphite on paper. Framed: 16 × 18 1/2 in. (40.6
    × 47 cm). The Collection of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby