Pacific Northwest College of Art
Museum of Contemporary Craft

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In Memoriam: Jack McClarty

Aug 12, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM



McLarty, who graduated in 1940 from PNCA, then the Museum Art School, was an avid supporter of the Portland art scene. Many of his relationships with other young artists around the city were formed during his 35 years of teaching at PNCA. He influenced and mentored generations of students including such local artistic giants as George Johanson. In 1961, he and his wife Barbara opened the first artist’s cooperative gallery in Portland, the Image Gallery, which was dedicated to showcasing young and local talent.

During his career, McLarty explored themes and motifs specific to Portland, invoking the city’s people and places including the Willamette and its many bridges. A diversely talented artist, McLarty incorporated different media and materials into his work from found architectural pillars to different papers for woodcuts and prints. His largest public work, a woodcut mural, is on display in Portland City Hall.



PNCA Main Campus
Swigert Commons
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Free and open to the public.


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