Norman Lundin

About Norman Lundin

“I believe that subjective, expressive content is present in my work; however, I spend most of my time with formal concerns. The other will just be there.” -Norman Lundin

Norman Lundin was born in Los Angeles in 1938 and grew up in Chicago. Following his BA (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1961) and MFA (University of Cincinnati, 1963), he spent a year studying in Oslo, Norway, on a Fulbright Grant. Lundin joined the School of Art at the University of Washington in 1964 and has been a faculty member since that time.

Lundin’s paintings are concerned with light, space, perspective, and impression. He works in several styles, including realistic still lifes, landscapes, and figure drawings. Many of his paintings depict empty spaces with strong structural elements, often from simple objects, such as tables or bottles.

Lundin’s work is part of numerous corporate and museum collections. In addition to more than 60 solo exhibitions, his paintings have been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frye Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum, among others.