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Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke was born in 1953 and raised in Minneapolis.

As a youth Liepke decided to attend the Art Center College in Los Angeles. His artistic aspirations encountered roadblocks there and he moved to New York to find the classical training he sought.

Well known, regarded, and collected as an oil painter, Liepke’s printmaking has broadened his market by providing original works on paper of his signature subject matter and drawing and color skill. Since 1979, Liepke has become a well-respected name in both the fine art and illustration fields.

 

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His work has been exhibited by such prestigious organizations as The National Academy of Design, The American Watercolor Society, The National Arts Club, and the Hudson Valley Art Association.

His art has appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated.

Dennis Sheehan

(1950- )
Dennis Sheehan was born in Boston in 1950. He has works in major public and private collections including the White House. Sheehan paints in the Barbizon mode with adherence to his 19th century precursors. In the tradition of the tonalist painters, Sheehan creates landscapes of mood, affected by nature’s changing seasons.

 

 

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“Today, in a cultural firmament that has been defined as Postmodern, a new generation of American painters is returning to the old landscape seeking a renewed vision. The cultural strategies that they employ are as diverse as any from the past; in most cases, these painters consciously strive to enter into a dialogue with the history of the White Mountains art. Their work, grounded in a sophisticated appreciation of what has come before, is in many cases deliberately discursive with a tradition that has been all but erased twice by historical and cultural forces.”
The contemporary work of Dennis Sheehan, for example, affords a great nineteenth-century-predecessor George Inness. Like Inness, whose influence is consciously acknowledged, Sheehan employs the dark palette and thickly pigmented surfaces of the French Barbizon School. Maintaining a muted tonalist chromatic scheme, Sheehan, like Inness before him, has temerity to eschew picturesque scenery-his Conway Meadows avoids any reference to the traditional climax view of Mount Washington—in the interest of evoking atmospherics and the appearance of the natural world as it is observed. Optical truth combined with poetic resonance—the search for some ineffable quality of nature beyond words –constitutes the probity of his art.
Yet, also like Inness, Sheehan’s paintings are produced in the studio. His work is the product of the conscious distillation of prior imagery ranging from the American Barbizon to the abstractions of Franz Kline. For all of the references to history—and there are multiple—there is no mistaking the artist’s debt to the more recent past. Without the legacy of action painting, Sheehan’s art would be less forceful and evocative than it is.”
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Guild of Boston Artists

David P Curtis

Born in Brookline, Ma., in 1950. He was introduced to painting at an early age by his father, marine artist Roger W. Curtis, and took art classes from his uncle, Howard Curtis, while a student at Gloucester High School. He grew up surrounded by the painters — and paintings — of Cape Ann, an area noted for its artistic antecedents. During this period, Curtis also attended weekend classes at Massachusetts College of Art and received criticism from artist Ken Gore.

 

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Graduating from high school, Curtis spent the summer of 1968 studying at the Boston Museum School, and in the fall attended Vesper George School of Art, Boston. In January 1969, he began working under Boston painter R.H. Ives Gammell and remained with him until June 1971. Curtis returned to Gammell in the latter part of 1974 and remained in the atelier until the follow­ing year. Curtis also studied part-time with Robert Douglas Hunter.

Curtis is a an artist member and past member of the Board of Managers of the Guild of Boston Artists, an artist member and past Chairman of the Arts and Exhibition Committee of the North Shore Arts Association, and an artist member and past President of Rockport Art Association.

Primarily an out-of-doors landscape painter, Curtis has won numerous awards for his work, including Yankee Magazine’s Robb Sagendorph Memorial Award (Copley Society of Boston), two A.T. Hibbard Memorial Awards for Landscape (RAA), two Frank Benson Awards (GBA) and two Marguerite Neuhauser Shafer Memorial Awards (NSAA). His work is shown and collected internationally, and he is listed in Who’s Who in the East.

Curtis has been instructing outdoor oil painting classes and workshops on Cape Ann, and throughout New England and Virginia, since 1993. He lives in Gloucester, MA.

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