Jon Schueler (September 12, 1916 – August 5, 1992) was an American painter known for his large-scale, abstract compositions which evoke nature. Recognized first as a second-generation Abstrast Expressionists he lived in New York City and in Mallaig, Scotland, inspired by the dramatic skies over the Sound of Sleat. His work is included in international collections such as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Gallery of Australia.
A symposium celebrating the life and works of Jon took place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and included many friends and admirers of his work.
This project was a privilege to work on. With his studio in New York, Jon Schueler seems part of a distant art world, yet he lived and was inspired by the sky and weather of the West Coast of Scotland. We can look out our window and see what he painted every day… always an inspiration.