Cookies with a Curator: Peter (P. A.) Nisbet
While public programs are on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Curator Christine Brindza is catching up with some TMA collection artists to talk about their past work, current practice and works in progress. These chats are part of Cookies with a Curator – a series of conversations about art (and cookies).
This conversation with Peter Nisbet was recorded in August 2020.
About the Artist
Peter (P.A.) Nisbet is a nationally recognized master of the American landscape. His works are highly spiritual and strongly rooted in the Realist tradition of nineteenth-century artists such as Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a former U.S. Naval officer with service in Vietnam. Nisbet moved from Washington, D.C., to the Southwest in 1980 to commence a successful painting career that has now spanned over four decades. He travels extensively, working on location in places such as the Grand Canyon, the deserts of the United States and Mexico, the Gulf of California and Antarctica. Each trip is an adventure, full of experiences that he captures in paint. His work is honored in the permanent collections of the Eiteljorg Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and in numerous private collections worldwide. He lives in Santa Fe, NM and his work can be found on the web at www.panisbet.com.
Peter Nisbet’s favorite cookie is Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies. These were recommended by Jody Foster, another artist in TMA’s collection.
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