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Untitled (Eastern Oregon)

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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The stateways and highways of Central and Eastern Oregon and Nevada are a recurring subject for Charles Heaney. Vast terrain, mountains in the distance, specks of vegetation (and occasionally specks of civilization), and a profound sense of isolation characterize these landscape paintings filled with light, atmosphere, and endless space. Heaney came to know Oregon's highway system firsthand in the period 1929-1932, when he worked in the sign department of the Oregon State Motor Association. In later years, he traveled Oregon's highways on his annual vacations, gradually extending his trips deeper and deeper into Nevada.

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Clouds, Deserts, Landscape paintings, Landscapes (Representations), Mountains, Oil paintings, Paintings, Roads

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