University Museums

Title: From Winter To Spring
Name: Painting
Date: 1995
Medium: Watercolor on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 56 in. (91.4 x 142.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: An Iowa Art in State Buildings Project for Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: U95.57
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This painting expresses the feeling of transformation from winter to spring, from dark to light, from not knowing to knowing, and the transition from awakening to regeneration.

From Winter To Spring, captures a feeling of transition or transformation. It depicts, from left to right, a gradual change in seasons. There is movement from darkness to light (from not knowing to knowing) and a feeling of awakening/reawakening... regenerative/
rejuvenation. The sensing of new light can be a reminder of the opportunities that come with each new day, each new season and with the extension or resurgence of life.

Richard Leet (b. 1936) was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern
Iowa in 1958 to receive his B.A. From the years 1958-1965 he was an art instructor for Oelwein Community Schools. He completed his graduate studies between the years 1961-1964 at the University of Iowa and received his M.A. at the University of Northern Iowa in 1965. In this same year he founded the Charles H. MacNider Museum in Mason City, Iowa.