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Stephen Hannock, Silverado Ribbons, Calistoga Dawn (Mass MoCA #240), 2016

Stephen Hannock

Silverado Ribbons, Calistoga Dawn (Mass MoCA #240), 2016

Polished oil on canvas

18 x 36 inches

 Stephen Hannock,

Stephen Hannock

Valley Vineyard Fog Ribbons, Silverado Dawn (Mass MoCA #184), 2013

Polished mixed media on canvas

48 x 96 inches


Stephen Hannock's formal artistic training began at Bowdoin and led him to participate in the Twelve College Exchange, where at Smith College he came under the influence of Leonard Baskin, the renowned sculptor, illustrator, printmaker, and graphic artist. Hannock is deeply influenced by the great American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, especially Thomas Cole, whose sweeping vistas of rugged Eastern terrain were imbued with a sense of the romantic and the sublime. Hannock's dramatic neo-Luminist paintings have been featured in numerous national publications and museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.