Tom Meyer, the National Gallery of Art and “Modern Primitives”

by Chris Murray on February 5, 2018

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, in association with Govinda Gallery, is presenting the first exhibition of Tom Meyer’s remarkable paintings.


Artist Tom Meyer painting in his studio. Photograph by Chris Murray.

A self-taught artist, Meyer’s exhibition, Narrative Visions, happens to coincide with the National Gallery of Art’s first ‘Outsider’ exhibition, Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Both are must-see exhibitions.

The NGA has published an extraordinary catalogue for their exhibition. The exhibition, conceived of and curated by Lynne Cooke, “brings to light suppressed and forgotten creators, artworks, and histories,” as declared by NGA Director Rusty Powell in the catalogue’s foreword.

New York’s Museum of Modern Art founding director Alfred Barr viewed these “modern primitives” on par with the very best of modern art.

Here are a few more of Tom Meyer’s paintings that will be featured in the Addison/Ripley exhibition.

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