Love 10: Bo Bartlett’s Tender Virility




Tender, 1993, oil on canvas.

James W. (Bo ) Bartlett, American born 1955. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.


A student of the Philadelphian realist, Edith Neff, and close to the work of Andrew Wyeth, among the foremost realists of the second half the North American 20th century, Bo Bartlett brings to the surface aspects of our lives which we do not generally see or which, by convention 

– spiritually and emotionally impoverishing conventions  –

we do not acknowledge.