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Alden Mason – to live in a brighter world

Growing up as a shy kid with an overprotective mother in the Skagit Valley, Alden Mason studied bugs, watched birds become blurs in the sky and fish leap in the river.
He was no good at sports because he couldn’t see the ball, and no good at math because he couldn’t see the blackboard. But on winter mornings he liked to stand close to cows whose breath made fat, white bursts in the air.
To escape the strictures of home, he wandered into fields to smudge furrowed lines with his toe. #

At long last, Alden Mason is soloing at the Seattle Art Museum. SAM’s assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, Marisa C. Sánchez,
brought the exhibit to fruition after the departure of Michael Darling,
who chose the 13 paintings from the museum’s considerable Mason
holdings and solicited an addition to fill a gap. #


  1. Alden is one of the first painters I encountered after High School that I was inspired by, so excited about this show!

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