Glenna Putt: In Retrospect
July 24, 2008 - September 13, 2008
exhibition artwork

Glenna Putt: In Retrospect

In her third solo exhibition at the George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco artist Glenna Putt, is presented in a career retrospective July 24th through September 6th.

This exhibition will highlight all phases of Glenna Putt's 60-year career as a visual artist, from her early illustrations on board through her recent paintings on canvas. Putt initially devoted her energies to illustration and graphic design, carrying her portfolio to the original "Mad Men" of Madison Avenue. From 1948 until the late 1980s, Putt's original artworks appeared in advertising, magazines, and corporate marketing.

These meticulously detailed drawings in ink and watercolors were executed the "old school" way, starting with rough studies and ending with polished, often complex work. Her years of experience "sharpened the eye," Putt explained in a San Francisco Chronicle feature story by Jesse Hamlin. They also sharpened her skills of observation and it is these skills that influenced her work as a fine artist Putt's primary focus since her move to San Francisco in 1988.

Her drawings and paintings in watercolors or oils present the world as captured by her eye and hand views from her studio windows, settings within her home, objects grouped on tables, or locations visited during her travels. Whatever the subject, Glenna Putt's artworks glow with color, warmth, and her keen sense of detail. They demonstrate the artist's delight in seeing and recording, so that she may share her visual experiences with the viewer.

Putt is a native of Van Nuys, California, who attended the Chouinard Art Institute and Pomona College in Southern California, and Queens College in New York City. Her professional affiliations have included the Society of Illustrators, and she has been honored by the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Putt has also exhibited widely in both the New York and the Bay Area. In San Francisco, these venues have included the Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery and previous one-person shows at the George Krevsky Gallery.

Please contact George Krevsky or Lori Sottile for additional information and visuals at 415/397-9748 or email at