David McCosh (American, 1903-81)
Alley in Eugene (Trees), 1960s
Oil on linen, 29 x 43 ½ inches
Gift of Anne Kutka McCosh; MMC.0071

David McCosh’s Eugene

October 28, 2014 to January 25, 2015

David McCosh arrived in Eugene in 1934 as a new faculty member in the University of Oregon's Department of Art. Inspired by the rugged environment of his new home, he began to pursue a method of painting based purely on direct observation of nature. Local landmarks around the university’s campus, including the banks of the Millrace stream, a popular restaurant known as the Anchorage, and his own lush, hilly neighborhood near Hendricks Park, appear frequently in his work.  McCosh in Eugene is organized entirely from the McCosh Memorial Collection, established by McCosh’s widow, painter Anne Kutka McCosh (1902–94) to preserve and promote the understanding of his works.