Arline Mann

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Arline Mann

United States

Arline Mann is a watercolor artist.  Her watercolors contemplate light and shadow in personal spaces and on cherished objects.  Building on the varied traditions of Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian painters such as Christen Kobke, Constantin Hansen and Anders Zorn and classic Disney background painters, her work seeks clarity and calm, exploring a benevolent world through a metaphysical lens.  In Mann’s watercolors, exterior light stresses the comfort and shelter of the interior elements – a distinctive room, familiar objects such as glass, books, and soap – always with a sense of human occupation.

Mann lives and works both in New York City and in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Her work has been included in notable group exhibitions at the National Arts Club (New York, NY) and The Salmagundi Club (New York, NY).  Mann recently had a solo exhibition at The Association for Visual Arts (Chattanooga, TN).  Her work is in the corporate collection of The Goldman Sachs Group.

Mann says:  What I want to communicate in my paintings is a certain sense I have had since childhood:  a sense that our world is fresh and beautiful, joyful and grand.

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