About the Exhibition
This exhibition will include a survey of Forsberg’s work from the mid-1940s until his passing in 1991, concentrating on his achievements on canvas from 1980-1991. A widely-respected colorist, Forsberg was drawn to common motifs: stones, portals/arches, birds, and issues of color and form.
Artist Robert Motherwell wrote about Forsberg: “I have followed his work with great respect for its independence, integrity, and beauty, and with equal respect for his intelligence and modesty as a man.”
Jim Forsberg was an important figure in Provincetown, where he made his year-round home from the 1950s on. He made important contributions there as a teacher, mentor, developer of arts programs, provider of art supplies (and advice), and contributor to theater projects. His thought processes and his work demonstrated a high standard for all serious artists dealing with formal issues of color and form.