Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of July: Sebastian Blanck, Neil Welliver, and Robert Pollien

Opening Friday, July 5th from 5-8pm in conjunction with Rockland First Friday Art Walk.


Sebastian Blanck, Lily Paddle, 2018, Oil on linen, 72″ x 42″


Sebastian Blanck

Sebastian Blanck was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He received his BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Documenting the small intimate moments in life, Blanck’s work is comprised of portraits of loved ones, fellow artists & musicians, and his children at play.  Blanck’s color and draftsmanship vibrantly capture personalities and moods to convey great familiarity with his subjects. Blanck currently lives and works in New York City.

Blanck’s most recent exhibitions include Dear, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY; Everyday at De Buck Gallery, New York, NY; and Paper Trail, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO. 


Neil Welliver (1929-2005), Bear Hole, 1991, Oil on linen, 72″ x 72″


Neil Welliver (1929-2005)

Neil Welliver (1929-2005) was born in Milleville, Pennsylvania and first studied art at Philadelphia Museum College of Art and after at Yale University.  Throughout his life he taught painting at many institutions including Cooper Union and Yale University. From 1966 to 1989 he was a professor of painting and chairman of the art department at University of Pennsylvania.  In 2008, the Farnsworth Museum of Art in Rockland, Maine organized a traveling retrospective. A print retrospective was put together by Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester in 2001 which also traveled. His work is included in the permanent collections most leading American museums including, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Hirshhorn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Colby College Museum, among many others.


Robert Pollien, Lake Marie, Carbon County, Wyoming, Oil on panel, 24″ x 36″


Robert Pollien

Robert Pollien received his M.A. in painting from Trinity College and his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania under noted Maine painter Neil Welliver. Following Penn, he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

In 1992, Robert Pollien became the first Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park. Pollien was awarded a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting in 2001. And in 2004, he was awarded Carina House Residency on Monhegan Island.

Robert lives in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island. He paints landscapes of the Maine Coastline, working from direct observation.

Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.

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