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Skies that Bind: Paintings by Gene V. Dougherty

May 11, 2015 - August 1, 2015 


Gene V. Dougherty is an accomplished Oklahoma artist in watercolor and oils, characterizing the American West with an open, clear, and refreshing realism. His experience with taxidermy as a young man gave him technical understanding of animal musculature and proportion, a sense that comes through the realistic beauty of each animal he painted. By personally visiting the sites of his landscapes, he brings to his work a feeling of presence and vibrancy.


Dougherty received his Masters in Art Education at Oklahoma State University, then pursued a 24-year career teaching art at Northern Oklahoma College. While teaching, he continued to develop his own style and technique. His works have been exhibited in Taos, Santa Fe and many other locales in and around Oklahoma.  


Skies that Bind showcased more than 20 works by Dougherty. During summer months, the Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery in the OSU Museum of Art presented exhibitions featuring regional and local artists. 



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