Art and History: The Journey of a Missouri New Regionalist

Presentation by Artist Bryan Haynes

Join artist Bryan Haynes for a discussion about his works and the formation of the Missouri New Regionalism art movement.

Published: June 14, 2022

Presentation by Artist Bryan Haynes

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Hosted by Missouri River Relief 

A walk through Bryan Haynes’ Washington, MO, gallery is a walk through time, through the diverse natural faces of Missouri and across the bridge between the real truth of place and a fantasy. Real characters from regional history come alive in an idealized Missouri landscape. His brushstrokes reveal the profound beauty of simple hills and of tree branches.

Missouri native artist Bryan Haynes presented a tour through forty years of creating artwork since his graduation from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He talked about his beginnings freelancing for large companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, and Universal Studios before returning to his home state. It was here in Missouri that he rediscovered the beauty and history of the Missouri River Valley landscape, and founded the Missouri New Regionalism movement.

Haynes shared with attendees the evolution of his art style from art deco to the new regionalist style as well as its key identifiers. Below are several of his works, keep an eye out for the shape and structure of these works:

Great Mayer Oak
Above the Beyond
Drei Eisheiligen

Gallery representation includes; Bryan Haynes Gallery, Washington, Missouri; American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City; Kodner Gallery of Ladue; Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Bryan Haynes graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1983. Work by the artist has included murals and large scale paintings for; The Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, The Missouri Botanical Garden’s permanent collection, The Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Arch, Novus International Inc., Edward Jones, Inc., Missouri Athletic Club, Arrowhead Stadium, The Missouri History Museum, PGAV Architects, First Bank, and the Danforth Plant Science Center. Additional patrons include Disney, Estee Lauder, Warner Bros., Toblerone – Switzerland, Universal Studios, IBM, Nike, Sony Music Corp., and Anheuser Busch.

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