The Monitor or the Merrimack (Gull on Pile), ca. 1961; reworked 1960s, Raw and painted wood, screws. Colby College Museum of Art, The Bernard Langlais Collection, Gift of Helen Friend Langlais, 1989.011
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Comprising 187 works, the Bernard Langlais Collection traces the remarkable trajectory of Langlais’s career from his student days at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to his late years in Cushing, Maine. Beginning in the 1980s, the artist’s widow, Helen Friend Langlais, gave all but six of these works to the Colby Museum. In 2010, following a major bequest of Mrs. Langlais’s estate to Colby College, the Museum acquired 175 works by the artist, including 21 oil paintings, 65 works in wood, and more than 90 works on paper. Other gifts from Alex Katz, Jill Kornblee, Patricia Davidson Reef, and Peter and Paula Lunder round out the Bernard Langlais Collection.
From July 19th, 2014, to January 4th, 2015, the Colby College Museum of Art will present Bernard Langlais, a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s career.