Project Background

The Gunnar Widforss Catalogue Raisonné Project will compile a comprehensive database of works created by the Swedish-American artist Gunnar Mauritz Widforss. The catalogue currently consists of over 1,200 works.

Project director Alan Petersen is the Curator of Fine Arts at the Museum of Northern Arizona, in Flagstaff Arizona. In 2009 he curated the first comprehensive exhibition of Widforss' works in 40 years. Gunnar Widforss - Painter of the National Parks was on exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona from November 20, 2009 through June 1, 2010. Petersen has published articles and lectured on Widforss' life and career.

A partial listing of other exhibits curated by Petersen include: Full Measure - The Artistic Legacy of Bruce Aiken, Ed Mell - Paintings of the New West, with Juli Sasse, Natural Languages: The Art of Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Merrill Mahaffey: Interior Views of the American West, a Fifty Year Retrospective, Elemental Forms: The Art of Dan and Arlo Namingha, Everett Ruess and the Search for Beauty, The West of George Elbert Burr, Passionate Vision: Joella Jean Mahoney a Fifty Year Retrospective.