Lundy’s abstract expressionist streetscape paintings in oil focused on the changing and grim urban setting in the Bay Area and reflected post-war pessimism. By the 1970s he returned to plein air work, empowered with a unique vision and continuing with artistic license in his interpretation of California landscape.
Lundy was a modernist painter who was known for abstract expressionism in both landscape and figurative work. He also painted in plein air vividly colored pastoral settings. He became part of a nucleus of Northern California painters including Terry St. John and Peter Brown who revived more traditional approaches painting landscapes in the manner of the Society of Six. Lundy appeared in one man and group exhibitions, notably in the Whitney Museum in New York and in the traveling exhibition, 17 American Painters, which included Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, and Ad Reinhardt, that opened at the Brussels World Fair in 1958. His works are held by major museums, including the Denver Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
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