Eustace Paul Ziegler
(1881 - 1969)

 

Eustace Paul Ziegler (1881-1969) captured the spirit of the early twentieth century Alaskan frontier. While he loved the Alaska landscape, he was even more enamored with the life of the people who lived in that challenging environment.

Ziegler’s paintings are as lively in their painterly quality as they are in their subject matter. Though highly realistic and faithfully observant of narrative and ethnographic details, his paintings declare the artist’s obvious delight in the character of the paint for its own sake. Whether applied with a palette knife or brush, his paint strokes are confident, energetic, and expressive, reinforcing the bold character of the people and activities they bring to life.