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Artist Statement -



Before I studied in Asia, Picasso and Gauguin had a great influence on my thinking. Later I admired the ideas and importance of Pollocks action painting. After 60 years of painting I believe I have found and created my own unique and personal style. I think art is about beauty and should not become entwined in politics and controversy. Empires have come and gone but beautiful things have survived most. To much of what passes for art these days is stuff that requires absolutely no skill, talent, taste or training and depends entirely on scandal, political statements and controversy.
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Walther v. Krenner is well known in the United States, Europe and the Orient for his unique style of ink paintings. These works display a remarkable range, varying between delicate grace and outright earthiness, reflecting his years of study of Zen and his disarming sense of reality.
Von Krenners successful works depend on his arduous discipline, careful observation of nature, strict control of the brush and his great sensitivity to living things. After many years of training, it has become possible for him to work swiftly, without accident or loss of detail, to achieve realistic effects which are most remarkable in their portrayal of the spirit of nature. A rhythmic vitality enlivens Von Krenners work which mirrors the spirit of the universe expressing the soul rather than the outward form. Calvin J. Goodman Art Critic and Consultant
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I very much admire your paintings. They set me off on another chain of thought about landscape and abstraction. As the Japanese read character into supposedly inanimate objects like rocks, so also many of your paintings evoke moods in me. Not identification with concrete vistas, like many scenery effects on pottery, they are abstract reckonings in colors and rhythms that evoke features of worlds of air and water in all their manifestations, mountains and declivities, trees and grasses.Blue mists, dark green foliage, stone blackened with the sheen of rain, snow in corners. The minds doors are set ajar in ways that are foreign to simple representation. Arthur ONeil, Australia collector

Artist Exhibitions



Exhibits and Collections
Maui County Medical Society,1975
Helen Byron Gallery, Lahaina, HI.
Captains Gallery, Lahaina, HI.
Center Art Galleries, Red Cross Show, 1980, Hi
The American Western Collection, Seattle, WA.Catalog 1982
Ace Powell Gallery, MT. 1980
Golden Willows Gallery, Taos NM, 1983
Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2002
Azuma Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2003-
La Pietra, Honolulu, HI. 1977
Lahaina Art Society, Maui, HI. 1969
The American Red Cross Arts auction. 1977
MONAC Museum oF Native American Cultures. 1982
Bugei Catalog, CA.

Other Private collections internationally 3000 plus works.
City of Takamori, Japan, 1995
Governors Mansion, Gov. G. Ariyoshi, HI.
Maui Police Department, HI
Don Padilla Collection, Bogata Colombia.

Curator of Asian Art The Gallery , Lahaina Maui Hi.1968-1973
Founder and president of International Valuation Consultants.
Senior Member ret.American Society of Appraisers.
Owner of Al Hilal Arabian horse Ranch, Montana.
VIP Listing in Marquis Who is Who in America
Recipient of the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Inducted US Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2000

Teaching and publishing

Associate Professor of Asian Art American University, Mauna Olu extension, 1968
Consultant for Asian Studies, Federal Grant, IAU, HI. 1968
Associate Professor FVCC Montana Flathead Community College , 1986 -
Sandokan Aikido Schools MT. 1981 -
Founded Aikido Kenkyu Dantai in 2009
Seminars and lectures nationally.
Author of five books on Asian Arts and subjects.
Numerous Papers and Articles, Magazines etc. French and German publications
Two limited edition Lithographs with Ernest De Soto, San Francisco, CA.
Catalog Front cover, Barnsdale Museum, Los Angeles, 1964

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Artist Publications



Walther v. Krenner is well known in the United States, Europe and the Orient for his unique style of ink paintings. These works display a remarkable range, varying between delicate grace and outright earthiness, reflecting his years of study of Zen and his disarming sense of reality.
Von Krenner's successful works depend on his arduous discipline, careful observation of nature, strict control of the brush and his great sensitivity to living things. After many years of training, it has become possible for him to work swiftly, without accident or loss of detail, to achieve realistic effects which are most remarkable in their portrayal of the spirit of nature. A rhythmic vitality enlivens Von Krenner's work which mirrors the spirit of the universe expressing the soul rather than the outward form. Calvin J. Goodman Art Critic and Consultant ...

Artist Collections



Exhibits and Collections
Maui County Medical Society,1975
Helen Byron Gallery, Lahaina, HI.
Captains Gallery, Lahaina, HI.
Center Art Galleries, Red Cross Show, 1980, Hi
The American Western Collection, Seattle, WA.Catalog 1982
Ace Powell Gallery, MT. 1980
Golden Willows Gallery, Taos NM, 1983
Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2002
Azuma Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2003-
La Pietra, Honolulu, HI. 1977
Lahaina Art Society, Maui, HI. 1969
The American Red Cross Arts auction. 1977
MONAC Museum oF Native American Cultures. 1982
Bugei Catalog, CA.

Other Private collections internationally 3000 plus works.
City of Takamori, Japan, 1995
Governors Mansion, Gov. G. Ariyoshi, HI.
Maui Police Department, HI
Don Padilla Collection, Bogata Colombia.
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