Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek

Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek

Feb. 28, 2014 – Mar. 1, 2015
3rd Floor Gallery, Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Image Gallery

"Golden Blessings" by Donald Pass
"Golden Blessings" by Donald Pass

2002 Watercolor on paper Collection of Rich Shapero

"Hope's Cradle" by Donald Pass
"Hope's Cradle" by Donald Pass

2005 Watercolor on paper Collection of Rich Shapero

"Guardians of the Souls" by Donald Pass
"Guardians of the Souls" by Donald Pass

2001 Watercolor on paper Collection of Rich Shapero

Untitled (triptych) by Donald Pass
Untitled (triptych) by Donald Pass

n.d. Watercolor on paper Collection of Rich Shapero

Installation photo by George Geary
Installation photo by George Geary
Installation photo by George Geary
Installation photo by George Geary
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About the Exhibition

American Visionary Art Museum's celebration of the late British visionary artist's ethereal spirit paintings, inspired by his own life-changing glimpse into the afterworld. Donald Pass (1930–2010) was a well-known painter of lyrical abstract landscapes until the late 1960s when he experienced a series of spiritual visions of the Resurrection that radically and forever changed his view of reality, and subsequently, his artwork. Sir John Rothenstein, late Director of the Tate Gallery in London described Pass as "a spark of genius, a very rare talent." This retrospective will feature 13 of Pass' otherworldly works in watercolor, charcoal and other mixed media, along with a special presentation of author Rich Shapero's multimedia story, with original artwork by the late Donald Pass, also titled The Hope We Seek.

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