Published: July 3, 2001
Drawings and Paintings by Virginia True in Santa Fe
SANTA FE, N.M. – Zaplin Lampert Gallery is opening an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Virginia True (1900-1989) on July 27, from 5 to 7 pm.
Virginia True epitomized the pioneer spirit of the United States in the early Twentieth Century. She broke ground as a woman, as an artist, and as someone who embraced the limitless boundaries of the West. The West would kindle the best work of True’s career and her most productive time as an artist, from 1928 through 1934.
For seven years she gave expression to the landscapes of New Mexico and Colorado. It was during this time in the Southwest that True was clearly at ease; she was able to paint with an assuredness, spontaneity, and “trueness” that has remained her enduring legacy.
Zaplin Lampert Gallery’s exhibition of Virginia True’s works is the first of its kind. Although her works were recognized and lauded at the time, they have remained relatively undiscovered and unrecorded in today’s history of Western art.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.
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