Adelaide Tyrol, artist
About Adelaide Tyrol, Vermont naturalist artist

STATEMENT

A good part of my professional life has been spent as a botanical and natural history illustrator. With due respect to the importance of viewing nature with a scientifically accurate eye, I find the power of nature to lie beyond the caliper. Upon close inspection, the natural world reveals truths other than analytical ones. A random moment, fully recognized can embrace the spirit and lead us to a deeper understanding of life. For me, the source is contained in the natural world; the process of painting is an attempt to communicate with and understand its well-spring.

Adelaide is represented by:

Oliphant Studio, New York, NY, www.ostudio.com
McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH, www.mcgowanfineart.com
West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT, www.westbranchgallery.com
Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT, www.fsgallery.com
Martha Richardson Fine Art, Boston, MA, www.martharichardsonfineart.com

BIOGRAPHY

Education:

MFA, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
BA, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Parson’s School of Design, New York, New York
Art Student’s League, New York, New York
John Busby, SWLA, Drawing Seabirds, No.Berwick, Scotland
Humboldt Field Research Institute, Steuben, Maine

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 
Recent Paintings/Oman

Jacquith Library, Marshfield, VT

2012
Recent Paintings: Adelaide Tyrol

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

2011
Paintings: Adelaide Tyrol

West Branch Gallery, Stowe , VT

2010
Paintings from the Galapagos
Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT

2009
McGowan Fine Art - A Naturalist’s Zodiac

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

2008
Recent Work: Adelaide Tyrol

Furchgott- Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

2007
What Is Past, Is Passing and Is to Come: Paintings by Adelaide Tyrol

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

2004
Adelaide Tyrol: Natural Histories

T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

2001
Adelaide Tyrol: Natural Histories

Richardson-Clarke Gallery, Boston, MA

2000
Insects from the Vermont State Collection

Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, VT

1998
Bird Paintings: Adelaide Tyrol

Institute for Social Ecology, VT

1997
Adelaide Tyrol: Birds from the Fairbanks Museum

Arnold Waters Gallery, St. Johnsbury, VT

Adelaide Tyrol: Birds from the Fairbanks Museum
Richardson-Clarke Gallery, Boston, MA

1994
Works by Adelaide Tyrol: Visions of Nature

Richardson-Clarke Gallery, Boston, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013
Islam Contemporary
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

Pollination
Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, ME

2012
BIRD

Fourchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

2011
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Spring Student Exhibition

Art Institute of Boston MFA Alumni Show
Fourth Wall Projects, Boston, MA

2010
Focus on Nature XI

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

Group Show
Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

Member Show
Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Fresh Air: Landscape Paintings
West Branch Art and Sculpture Gallery, Stowe, VT

Inspired by Nature: The Nature Conservancy
Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
Bryant Memorial Gallery, Morrisville, VT

2009
Women to Watch in 2010

In conjunction with the National Women in the Arts Museum, Washington, DC
West Branch Art and Sculpture Gallery, Stowe, VT
Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
Amy Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, VT
St. Michael’s College, Essex, VT

Contemporary Expressions:
Lake Champlain Seen Through the Eyes of 12 Artists

Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

Love, Lust, and Desire
McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

Picture that Poem
Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

2008
Winter Group Show

Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

Bird’s Eye View
Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, VT

Celestial Light
Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

2007
Myths, Messages and Morals

McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University,
Manchester, NH

The Artist as Environmentalist
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

Birds in Art 2007; chosen for 2008 national tour
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

2006
Green Mountain Cultural Center

Waitsfield, VT; Juried show. Won best in show/ oil painting

Birds in Art 2006; chosen for national 2007 tour
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

2005
Birds in Art 2005

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

25th Anniversary Show
McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

2004
Four Centuries of Bird Paintings

22 East 80th St, New York, NY

2003
Four Centuries of Bird Paintings

Clarke Gallery, Stowe, VT

2002
Three East Coast Painters

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

2001
Homage to the Garden

Amy Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, VT

1999
New England Artists Congress

Hilles Gallery, New Haven, CT

Collections:

Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

Professional Experience:

2006 - present: Arts Page Editor
Northern Woodlands Magazine

1981 - present: Co-owner Oliphant Studios New York, NY
Art studio providing large format paintings for film, television and print

1979 - present: Illustrator book titles include:
The Beginning Naturalist
Simon & Schuster’s Insect Life
Prentice Hall’s Indoor Naturalist
Vermont Life’s Fieldguide to Fall Foliage
Earth Tales (Aesop Award winner)
The Time Before New Hampshire
The Outside Story

Publications include:

Massachusetts Audubon
The Nature Conservancy
Art New England
Northern Woodlands Magazine
Wildearth
Seven Days
Nature Look

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