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Stephen Hannock was born in Albany, New York, and now lives and works in New York City and Williamstown, MA. Hannock attended school at Deerfield Academy, Bowdoin College, Smith College, and received his B.A. from Hampshire College. From 1972-1975 he was apprenticed to Leonard Baskin. Hannock has had solo exhibitions at the Bowdoing College Museum of Art, The Albany Institute of History and Art, McKenzie Fine Art, the John Berggruen Gallery, and many others. His work is in such distinguished public collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, and the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Inspired by the landscapes of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School of painting, yet entirely modern and full of contemporary resonance, Hannock's rich surfaces are built up of layers of modeling paste, pigments, and coats of resin, burnished to a sheen and often concealing hidden layers of meaning; writing, notes, magazine articles and other texts in the undercoat.