Neil Welliver

Neil Welliver was an American artist known for his large-scale landscape paintings. Inspired by the deep woods near his home in Maine, the artist would make plein-air sketches after hiking into the woods with his equipment on his back. He’d recreate the sketches in oil on large canvases, often as large as 8 x 10 feet, unconventionally painting from the upper left-hand corner and meticulously working his way down to the lower right. Welliver's works are represented in many museums, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.