Presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tom Uttech's work is inspired by wide expanses of unspoiled wilderness in his native Wisconsin and neighboring Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. Uttech's paintings, which take their names from various Ojibwe words and phrases, are fantastic imaginings, often populated with hosts of birds and other animals that traverse the landscape in a flurry of natural diversity.

In his essay for the catalogue of this List Gallery exhibition of Tom Uttech's magnificent paintings of nature, Robert Cozzolino, Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts quoted from naturalist Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac".

Work Exhibited