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Oil Painting on board
20"x16"
2017
Oil Paint on Canvas
16"x20"
2015
16x20 oil on board
16x20”
2017
Oil on Board
16"x20"
2017
16x20 oil on board
16”x20”
2018
16x20 oil on board
16”x20”
2017
20x16 oil on board
20"x16"
2018
16x20 oil on board
2016
20x16 oil on board
2016
16x20 oil on board
2016
20x16 oil on board
2016
16x20 oil on board
2017
Oil Paint on Board
16"x20"
2017

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  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Homage to C.W. Peale
    One of a series of still life paintings of storage areas in museums. This is from the Hennepin History Museum.   When I asked to visit the storage facilities of the Hennepin History Museum I was welcomed graciously by their collections manager, Heather Hoagland. That is her hand in this painting. As she pulled back the protective curtain on the storage shelf so I could see the contents she commented that this scene reminded her of the C. W. Peale self portrait titled, “The Artist in His Museu…
  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Praxiteles & Phidias
    One of a series of paintings of museum storage. Mia stores exhibit furniture, plaster casts, and other non-art materials in a repurposed nursing home. Each room is painted a different color and has varying curtain styles. The room I painted contained casts that I arranged with odd pieces of furniture. With an MFA in sculpture, I have a high regard for these casts since they were made long ago with craftsmanship that has since been replaced with contemporary scanning techniques. Elaborate molds …
  • One of a series of still life paintings of museum storage. Bruce Dayton was a very generous benefactor to Mia. The gift of his collection to the museum allowed our curators to keep what they wanted and auction or return to the family items they didn't want or send to auction. I recall seeing this sculpture in his living room when our crew would visit to collect loans for the museum. I thought it was very beautiful and when it arrived at the museum after Bruce's death I was thrilled. I immediatel…
  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Musée Fabre
    One of a series of still life paintings of museum storage. While visiting a museum on a business trip in Montpellier, France I asked the registrar if I could tour their storage areas. She was so nice and brought me from room to room until I found a plaster portrait bust that caught my imagination. When I begin painting I found an old tube of French ultramarine blue that of course I chose to use for the shelving. This courier trip was very memorable and it included a visit to the summer home of …
  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Porcelain figurines
    One of a series of still life paintings of storage areas in museums. This is from Mia, Minneapolis Institute of Art. These porcelain figures have been in a cabinet drawer for as long as I've worked at Mia. Even though they are not displayed at the museum people like my mother admire their beauty as precious dust collectors. When I painted this my mom had recently died and without planning it I started thinking of this as an homage to her and her taste in decorative objects. I removed these figur…
  • One of a series of still life paintings of museum storage. Bruce Dayton was a very generous benefactor to Mia. The gift of his collection to the museum allowed our curators to keep what they wanted and auction or return to the family items they didn't want or send to auction. I recall seeing this sculpture in his living room when our crew would visit to collect loans for the museum. I thought it was very beautiful and when it arrived at the museum after Bruce's death I was thrilled. I immediatel…
  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Musée Fabre
    One of a series of still life paintings of museum storage. While visiting a museum on a business trip in Montpellier, France I asked the registrar if I could tour their storage areas. She was so nice and brought me from room to room until I found a plaster portrait bust that caught my imagination. When I begin painting I found an old tube of French ultramarine blue that of course I chose to use for the shelving. This courier trip was very memorable and it included a visit to the summer home of …
  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Praxiteles & Phidias
    One of a series of paintings of museum storage. Mia stores exhibit furniture, plaster casts, and other non-art materials in a repurposed nursing home. Each room is painted a different color and has varying curtain styles. The room I painted contained casts that I arranged with odd pieces of furniture. With an MFA in sculpture, I have a high regard for these casts since they were made long ago with craftsmanship that has since been replaced with contemporary scanning techniques. Elaborate molds …
  • Bill Skodje updated the Artwork Praxiteles & Phidias
    One of a series of paintings of museum storage. Mia stores exhibit furniture, plaster casts, and other non-art materials in a repurposed nursing home. Each room is painted a diferent color and has varying curtain styles. The room I painted contained casts that I arranged with odd pieces of furniture. With an MFA in sculpture, I have a high regard for these casts since they were made long ago with craftsmanship that has since been replaced with contemporary scanning techniques. Elaborate molds w…