This exhibition will feature a selection of paintings on paper from the estates of Arthur and Albert C. Runquist. Brothers born in South Bend, Washington in the 1890s, they spent much of their lives chronicling the people and landscapes of the Oregon coast. Their work reveals an intimate familiarity with the people and places they painted, providing unique insights into the roots of regional painting in the Northwest. Their imagery ranges from laboring and domestic life and simple landscape studies to more abstracted examinations of the natural world. The Runquist brothers, born three years apart, attended the University of Oregon, and spent time at the Art Students’ League in New York during the 1920s.  During the depression, each artist painted W.P.A. murals at sites including a Washington State Post Office and the University of Oregon Library. For nearly two decades, they lived and painted on the Oregon Coast at Neakahnie. Arthur and Albert shared a uniquely similar style in their work. On occasion, it is believed that they even contributed to one another’s canvases. Both were actively painting shortly before their deaths, which occurred only months apart in 1971.