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McKie Trotter III: SCAPES

January 18 - February 8

MCKIE TROTTER "Harborscape" 1950 Oil on canvas 55 x 25 inches Courtesy Ryan and Julie O'Connor

McKie Trotter III: SCAPES

Selected works by McKie Trotter III (1918-1999), Fort Worth Circle Artist and TCU Professor


Moudy Art Gallery, Texas Christian University
January 18 – February 8, 2018
Opening reception, January 18, 5-7pm
Panel Discussion, January 23, 5:30pm


McKie Trotter III: SCAPES presents a selection of mid-twentieth-century abstract colorist McKie Trotter’s paintings, prints, and works on paper. “Scape” is a term Trotter used as, and in, titles for many of his compositions. Although best known for his abstract paintings, the exhibition shows Trotter moving between his solid grounding in representational drawing and his experiments with abstraction, in a variety of techniques.


As a Fort Worth Circle artist, McKie Trotter played an important role in furthering the modernist sensibilities taking hold here and nationally during the middle decades of the twentieth century. As a Texas Christian University professor of art from 1954 to 1988, Trotter influenced innumerable students by encouraging them to pursue quality and individuality. He likely would be pleased that five current TCU MA art history students curated this exhibition: Dery Martinez, Nicole McKowen, Alexis Meldrum, Ashton Smyth, and Tessa ter Horst.


The curators have also organized a panel discussion for January 23 at 6:oo p.m., in Moudy North 132, in celebration of Mr. Trotter’s centennial birthday.

This program is free and open to the public.


Moudy Gallery is located in Moudy North Building TCU’s Campus, 2805 S. University Dr., Fort Worth. Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 1 -4 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free.

For more information about this exhibition, images for press, or details about other activities of the Art Galleries at TCU, please contact Sara-Jayne Parsons, Contemporary Arts Curator,, 817-257-2588.

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January 18
February 8
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