“Bruce Kurland, a friend, was a magical person and artist, deeply attuned to nature and contemporary visual allusions. His oil painting and watercolors represented their own world of meaning and beauty. The painted surface's of his masterly Still Life paintings glow like jewels and his subject matter is lively with ironic metaphors exploring mortality and decay. To me, his paintings were like memorials to death, decay and the sublime beauty of nature. Bruce was an avid and keen outdoorsman...
“Bruce Kurland is synonymous with capital "A" Art. His paintings are small in size and big with content and ideas. He had a foot in the old world, as well as in the contemporary world. He was his own invention. I had the privilege of knowing Bruce and showing with him at Grand Central Art Galley in the '80s. And, I look at his paintings everyday in my home drawing inspiration from them. I am glad he was born.
“I will always remember Brucey with Love and deepest admiration: we shared Artful conversation, raucous laughter, and rich road trips. My Mentor/Master/Third Parent (though he didn't care for that designation) has left for the great art studio in the sky. I hope the light is northern, and the sushi is excellent.
“Such good memories of dancing, drinking, laughing and hanging out. Bruce-a talented painter-you will be missed.
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KURLAND - Bruce American still-life painter Bruce Kurland died on December 11, 2013 in Buffalo, New York following a long illness. Born on May 16, 1938 in the Bronx, Kurland studied at the Art Students League of New York from 1959-1961 and at the National Academy School of Fine Arts from...Read More