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Landscape as Muse

Season Three - Episode 34

Emma Lake with Degen Lindner
For more than seventy years University of Saskatchewan’s Emma Lake Campus has been a meeting place for artists and thinkers from around the world. Clement Greenberg, John Cage, Jules Olitski, and Frank Stella are just a few of those who have visited this school.

Saskatoon painter Degen Lindner invites us to her lakefront studio, at Emma, where she works in the summer months. Here and in the surrounding forest Lindner works on ink sketches and plein air oil paintings that are inspired by the natural beauty of this landscape in which she grew up.