Terry DeLapp (2934-2020) entered the art world after World War II when America was heady with Abstract Expressionism and other forms of non-objective painting. Irrespective, he chose to follow his own tastes and work in a representational manner. With traditional art training de-emphasized in the art schools of that time, his knowledge ultimately came from intensive self study as well as close observation of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American paintings that he handled while an art dealer in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s.
Terry Delapp (1934-2020)
Born 1934 in Pasadena, California, Terry Delapp created quiet, meditative paintings which inspire a spirit of contemplation. The viewer is drawn into a momentary state of stillness and quietude while looking at his works. Delapp explored, with his neo-tonalist style, the landscape of California. His landscapes depict these vanishing parts of California with patterns of color and pyramid structures. They are, in turn, symbolic of the disappearing landscape throughout the American continent. Delapp’s sentimentality with the California landscape evokes the spirit of the earlier California Impressionists.
Education: Chouinard Art Academy, Los Angeles, CA; University of California, Los Angeles; Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, CA; Harbor Junior College, Wilmington, CA.
Exhibitions: 2006 Sullivan-Goss, Santa Barbara, CA; 2005 Charlston Renaissance, Charlston, SC; 2004 George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA; Sullivan-Goss; Spainerman Gallery, NY; 2003 George Stern Fine Arts; 2002 Zaplin-Lampert, Santa Fe, NM; 2000 Spanierman Gallery; 1998 Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA; 1997 Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe (group show), NM; 1996 Wendy Hoff Fine Art, NY.; 1994 Perspective Fine Arts, NY; Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA; 1993 University of Notre Dame, (group show), South Bend, IN; Bryce Bannatyne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; 1990-91 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles; 1984 Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles; 1982 Victoria Dailey Gallery, Los Angeles.
Works Held: Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA.