July 16, 2020 - July 16, 2021
Jessie Wilber, Frances Senska, Gennie DeWeese, and Isabelle Johnson were not the first Montana artists to embrace Modernist art and values, but they were among the most influential. They mentored generations of artists through their artistic practice, teaching, friendships, and other cultural contributions. In their art-making, they combined abstraction with personal vocabularies based on close observations of the people, places, and things in their daily lives. Their deep connections to place were consistently reflected in their subjects and in their support for Montana’s creative communities.