C.C. McKim’s artistic career as an impressionist painter flourished in Portland, Oregon, during the early 20th century. McKim’s light-filled, evocative images of Oregon landscapes capture the unique beauty and character of the Northwest. As both artist and mentor, he was influential in popularizing impressionist painting in this region. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue offer a survey of McKim’s career and explore his impact on the Northwest art scene.
Coast to Cascades: C.C. McKim’s Impressionist Vision is co-curated by Tacoma Art Museum’s Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions, Margaret Bullock, and art historian and gallerist, Mark Humpal from Portland.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Haub Endowment, Tacoma Arts Commission, and Courtyard by Marriott. Seasonal support is provided by ArtsFund.
C.C. McKim, Across the Columbia, circa 1920. Oil on canvas, 26 x 42 inches. Collection of Mark Humpal and Diane Zuhl. Photo by Mark Humpal.