William Van Doren

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VAN DOREN ON THE SUNSET SERIES

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Painting at sunset, 3 April 2006.

FINE ART SUNSET & SUNRISE PRINTS

Prints of daily sunset and sunrise paintings, along with optional framing and mats, are available here – images can also be ordered as greeting cards.

We’ve started with some of the most recent dates and are continually adding from the archives. 

INAUGURATION DAY POSTER & PRINTS

“Dawn | 20 January 2009” is now available, along with prints of paintings, via the Inauguration Day page. 

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The Ongoing Series

On most evenings you’ll find today’s sunset near the top of the home page. On rare occasions the painting may not appear until the next day or later. 

The Moment & Horizon series dates from June 1995. I painted more than 400 sunsets, plus sunrises and moonrises, between 1995 and 1997 – nine years before the “painting a day” movement is said to have begun. The first completely consecutive series – painting every sunset – began at the fall equinox, September 22nd, 1997. I painted the sunset every day, “in real time,” at 14x18, and continued through 1998. I resumed the series at the beginning of 2006. For two complete years, 2006–2007, I also painted each sunrise. I continue painting every sunset, as I’ve done since January 1st, 2006. 

So, when archiving is completed, you’ll be able to find here every sunset from 2006 through the present, every sunrise of 2006–2007, every sunset from September 1997 through 1998, and hundreds of sunsets and sunrises from 1995–1997. Posting of daily sunsets here began April 16th, 2009

The entire collection of more than 3,300 paintings has been kept unbroken; until January 2011, none had yet been offered for sale. With the exhibition Moment & Horizon: The 365 Sunsets of 2010, individual paintings were available for the first time.

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