Amanda Bogatka on Carl Olof Eric Lindin’s Self Portrait

Filed in Collection by on December 29, 2020
Carl Olof Eric Lindin, Self Portrait, 1913 Oil on canvas 24x18¼ in. Gift of Gregory E. Lindin
“Swedish-American painter Carl Olof Eric Lindin lived from 1869-1942. While diversely talented, well-known for his artistic presence in Woodstock, and partly responsible for developing the Woodstock Artist Association, Lindin’s early work was mostly Tonalist in nature. His work, Self Portrait, from 1913, offered a different perspective into his practice. The juxtaposition between Lindin’s realistic facial expression, defined light source, otherwise carefully made strokes and the quickness of the marks left on his shirt command a middle ground between modernist and conservative painting styles. The balanced color palette and soft marks of Lindin’s face/button up contrast strongly with the faint lines of pale yellow ochre in the background.”

Amanda Bogatka

Amanda Bogatka (b. 1998, age 22) is a photographer based in Guilderland, New York, who received her BFA in Photography from SUNY New Paltz in December 2020. Her work chronicles lifelong battles with mental illness, the pursuit of self-love, and family-based generational trauma through bookmaking, storytelling, and writing. She takes a special interest in gallery work, curation, bookmaking, and art criticism. She completed two internships with the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2020. Currently, she serves as a School Photographer and a Photography Assistant with Lifetouch.


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