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Multi-panel landscape painting series installed at Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art recently installed Landscape Series 1-12, an arrangement of 12 paintings by Frances de La Rosa, in the museum’s main stairway.

De La Rosa’s work focuses on abstractions of the Southern landscape in which she was raised. Her childhood need to seek solace in the outdoors of Alabama’s Black Belt region guided her vibrant interpretations of nature from a young age. She also cites artists Rufino Tamayo and Georgia O’Keeffe as influences.

“Frances de La Rosa created this multi-panel series specifically for our stairway at the Georgia Museum of Art. Her wonderfully colorful and abstracted landscape images provide a great presence to that space,” said Paul Manoguerra, curator of American art at the Georgia Museum of Art.

De La Rosa was born in Selma, Ala., and attained her B.F.A. in studio art from the University of Alabama in 1980 and her M.F.A. in painting from Tulane University in 1984. She is currently a Comer Professor of painting at Wesleyan College in Macon.