Alpine Meadow, 1993

William Winden
(American, born 1931, died 2009)

Location: Glenridge Elementary, Kent


Late artist William Winden's vivid watercolor Alpine Meadow captures the rich beauty and emotional resonance of the natural environment. Music served as an organizing element and influence in the creation of this piece. Winden explained that this practice of listening to music while painting kept him "in the presence of controlled rhythms, tone colors and overall formal designs."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Kent School District.


Late Northwest artist William Winden created expressive landscape paintings and prints. Winden grew up in Tacoma in Western Washington, swimming and boating on Puget Sound, and hiking in Washington state's woods and mountains, eventually climbing to the summit of Mount Rainier. He believed that “stories are told by music and art, often in a way of which words are incapable.” His artworks communicate the beauty, strength, and fragility of the natural world.

Material CategoryWork on paper - painting
MediumWatercolor paint on paper
Dimensions11 in x 15 in
ID NumberWSAC1999.040.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyKent School District
Artwork LocationGlenridge Elementary
Main hall
WA CountyKing
Site TypePublic School
Address19405 120th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98058
Geo. Coordinates47.428276 | -122.182903
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