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The Maine Idea is an exhibition of works by Linden Frederick and Alan Magee whose distinct approaches capture the mystery, majesty and history of the place that’s fascinated artists for more than two centuries. 

Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, and Andrew Wyeth are just a handful of the many glorious painters who have found and explored the landscape, the people, the feeling of this unique State that is truly like none other. Today, Linden Frederick and Alan Magee, both born elsewhere, have lived and worked in and been inspired by Maine for decades.  

The stone beach at Pemaquid Point—an auspicious encounter with a place and a turning point in my life and work.  The stones there are not only profoundly beautiful, but also suggestive of our place as humans in the vastness of time and space.  Painting them gives me the time to consider and absorb their message.  
– Alan Magee

Maine embraces its past as well as its present, and there is a deep respect for tradition and heritage here
– Linden Frederick

Travel to distant parts of the world is woven into the fabric of Maine.  Departing and returning – the cycle of time away and home, of discovery and contemplation – this time-honored rhythm characterizes my relationship to Maine
– Alan Magee

Maine can feel removed from the reality of modern life – somewhat like a stage set would be – and my paintings often reflect that same sensibility.
– Linden Frederick

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Linden Frederick Maple and Spruce, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 16 inches

Linden Frederick
Maple and Spruce, 2022
oil on linen
16 x 16 inches

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Linden Frederick Maple and Spruce, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 16 inches

Linden Frederick
Cedar Lane, 2019
oil on linen
16 x 26 inches

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Linden Frederick Night Owl, 2021 oil on linen 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Night Owl, 2021
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches

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Linden Frederick Night Stand, 2021 oil on linen 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Night Stand, 2021
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches

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Linden Frederick Recruit, 2022 oil on linen 30 x 42 inches

Linden Frederick
Recruit, 2022
oil on linen
30 x 42 inches

SOLD

Linden Frederick Saturday Night, 2017 oil on panel 5 x 5 inches

Linden Frederick
Saturday Night, 2017
oil on panel
5 x 5 inches

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Linden Frederick Red Sky at Night, 2022 oil on linen 27 x 42 inches

Linden Frederick
Red Sky at Night, 2022
oil on linen
27 x 42 inches

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Linden Frederick Night Stand (study), 2020 oil on panel 11 x 11 inches

Linden Frederick
Night Stand (study), 2020
oil on panel
11 x 11 inches

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Linden Frederick Shortcut, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 26 inches

Linden Frederick
Shortcut, 2022
oil on linen
16 x 26 inches
SOLD

Linden Frederick Skating, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 16 inches

Linden Frederick
Skating, 2022
oil on linen
16 x 16 inches

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Linden Frederick Traveling Salesmen, 2020 oil on linen 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Traveling Salesmen, 2020
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches

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Linden Frederick Upstairs, 2017 oil on panel 5 x 5 inches

Linden Frederick
Upstairs, 2017
oil on panel
5 x 5 inches

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Alan Magee Voyage, 2019 acrylic on canvas 60 x 96 inches

Alan Magee
Voyage, 2019
acrylic on canvas
60 x 96 inches

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Alan Magee Winter Count, 2016 acrylic on panel 10 x 8 inches

Alan Magee
Winter Count, 2016
acrylic on panel
10 x 8 inches

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Alan Magee Chain, 2008 acrylic on canvas 58 x 84 inches

Alan Magee
Chain, 2008
acrylic on canvas
58 x 84 inches

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Alan Magee Latch, 2010 acrylic and oil on panel 16 x 22 inches

Alan Magee
Latch, 2010
acrylic and oil on panel
16 x 22 inches

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Alan Magee Motet, 2019 acrylic on canvas 46 x 58 inches

Alan Magee
Motet, 2019
acrylic on canvas
46 x 58 inches

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Alan Magee Natural History, 1997 acrylic and oil on panel 16 x 22 inches

Alan Magee
Natural History, 1997
acrylic and oil on panel
16 x 22 inches

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Alan Magee Paragon, 2019 acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches

Alan Magee
Paragon, 2019
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 inches

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Alan Magee This Half Century: Matinicus, 2016 acrylic on panel 10 x 8 inches

Alan Magee
This Half Century: Matinicus, 2016
acrylic on panel
10 x 8 inches

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Alan Magee An Extraordinary Novel, 2010 cement, steel 12 3/4 x 10 inches

Alan Magee
An Extraordinary Novel, 2010
cement, steel
12 3/4 x 10 inches

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Alan Magee Foro Romano, 2010 cement, steel 10 x 12 3/4 inches

Alan Magee
Foro Romano, 2010
cement, steel
10 x 12 3/4 inches

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Linden Frederick Maple and Spruce, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 16 inches

Linden Frederick
Maple and Spruce, 2022
oil on linen
16 x 16 inches

SOLD

Linden Frederick Maple and Spruce, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 16 inches

Linden Frederick
Cedar Lane, 2019
oil on linen
16 x 26 inches

Linden Frederick Night Owl, 2021 oil on linen 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Night Owl, 2021
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches

SOLD

Linden Frederick Night Stand, 2021 oil on linen 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Night Stand, 2021
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick Recruit, 2022 oil on linen 30 x 42 inches

Linden Frederick
Recruit, 2022
oil on linen
30 x 42 inches

SOLD

Linden Frederick Saturday Night, 2017 oil on panel 5 x 5 inches

Linden Frederick
Saturday Night, 2017
oil on panel
5 x 5 inches

SOLD

Linden Frederick Red Sky at Night, 2022 oil on linen 27 x 42 inches

Linden Frederick
Red Sky at Night, 2022
oil on linen
27 x 42 inches

Linden Frederick Night Stand (study), 2020 oil on panel 11 x 11 inches

Linden Frederick
Night Stand (study), 2020
oil on panel
11 x 11 inches

Linden Frederick Shortcut, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 26 inches

Linden Frederick
Shortcut, 2022
oil on linen
16 x 26 inches
SOLD

Linden Frederick Skating, 2022 oil on linen 16 x 16 inches

Linden Frederick
Skating, 2022
oil on linen
16 x 16 inches

SOLD

Linden Frederick Traveling Salesmen, 2020 oil on linen 55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick
Traveling Salesmen, 2020
oil on linen
55 x 55 inches

Linden Frederick Upstairs, 2017 oil on panel 5 x 5 inches

Linden Frederick
Upstairs, 2017
oil on panel
5 x 5 inches

SOLD

Alan Magee Voyage, 2019 acrylic on canvas 60 x 96 inches

Alan Magee
Voyage, 2019
acrylic on canvas
60 x 96 inches

Alan Magee Winter Count, 2016 acrylic on panel 10 x 8 inches

Alan Magee
Winter Count, 2016
acrylic on panel
10 x 8 inches

Alan Magee Chain, 2008 acrylic on canvas 58 x 84 inches

Alan Magee
Chain, 2008
acrylic on canvas
58 x 84 inches

Alan Magee Latch, 2010 acrylic and oil on panel 16 x 22 inches

Alan Magee
Latch, 2010
acrylic and oil on panel
16 x 22 inches

Alan Magee Motet, 2019 acrylic on canvas 46 x 58 inches

Alan Magee
Motet, 2019
acrylic on canvas
46 x 58 inches

Alan Magee Natural History, 1997 acrylic and oil on panel 16 x 22 inches

Alan Magee
Natural History, 1997
acrylic and oil on panel
16 x 22 inches

Alan Magee Paragon, 2019 acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches

Alan Magee
Paragon, 2019
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 inches

Alan Magee This Half Century: Matinicus, 2016 acrylic on panel 10 x 8 inches

Alan Magee
This Half Century: Matinicus, 2016
acrylic on panel
10 x 8 inches

Alan Magee An Extraordinary Novel, 2010 cement, steel 12 3/4 x 10 inches

Alan Magee
An Extraordinary Novel, 2010
cement, steel
12 3/4 x 10 inches

Alan Magee Foro Romano, 2010 cement, steel 10 x 12 3/4 inches

Alan Magee
Foro Romano, 2010
cement, steel
10 x 12 3/4 inches

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Maine is unpretentious.  Living here, I’m closer to the human experience I often hint at in my work.
– Linden Frederick

A constellation of private pilgrimage sites … a vast cabinet of curiosities housing thousands of old but still useful tools … intriguing, abandoned objects … all of these things are rich in metaphorical possibilities, and marvels for the eye.  
– Alan Magee

Downloads

Linden Frederick on The Maine Idea
Alan Magee on the Maine Idea
Press Release
Alan Magee's Conversation with the World
Linden Frederick CV
Alan Magee CV
"Alan Magee: art in not a solace—Three Excerpts"

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