Cabot Lyford: Truth of Material

Sculpture Gallery

September 1 – October 31

This exhibition presents the artist’s sculptures alongside rarely seen works on paper. While he is best known for direct carving – chiseling and cutting directly into stone and wood – this installation also includes a selection of drawings and watercolor paintings.

According to Ogunquit Museum of American Art Executive Director and Chief Curator Michael Mansfield, “Direct carving reveals the harmony between a material and the resulting work of art. And with Lyford’s work, we can feel that liberating and spontaneous call between the artist and his subject.”





Cabot Lyford (1925-2016)

Heron Rising

Carved wood on stone base

Private collection