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Kimmel Gallery Exhibit
John C. Durr: The Last Decade Morton-James Public Library
John Durr began painting and cooking as a child. He considered both to be great outlets for creative expression. Growing up in Nebraska City and of art whenever and however he could. He was half French, half Irish, which explained his love of cooking, and his great sense of humor
Durr painted a wide variety of subjects over the years, from farmland and golf courses to abstracts. He also painted murals. His sense of humor and love of cuisine are paramount in several paintings that reference French food and culture, but John’s Nebraska roots and love of wide open spaces frequently inspired paintings drawn from the memories of his childhood in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Durr used texture, color and sometimes, spices, in many of his paintings to allow the viewer a more intimate experience of his art.
John passed away October 30, 2020. His wife Stephanie Heller Durr would like to share his artwork with the Nebraska City community. His work will be on display through the month of July 2021 in the Kimmel Gallery during regular Library hours.