Jackson’s own Erik Koeppel will feature a temporary display of five original oil paintings for an Artist Talk on Saturday October 22 at 4:00 p.m. His talk will be about the works on view. He will answer questions about his work as a professional artist reviving the methods and ideology of the 19 th century American Landscape Painters known today as the Hudson River School.
The Hudson River School was an American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by Romanticism. The paintings typically depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskill, Adirondack, and White Mountains.
Erik Koeppel (b.1980) is a traditional landscape painter who has become a leader in the revival of the techniques and philosophy of the Hudson River School. Koeppel studied extensively in museums, and in nature to arrive at the determination that the powerful methods of the masters, are in fact an urgently needed voice in contemporary culture. In mastering these techniques, this assertion has been proven by the extensive success his work has found nationwide, in the form of awards, publications, academic recognition, exhibitions, and collectability. His highly naturalistic paintings are created without the use of photography.
Those interested in his work can view a large painting of his on display at the Jackson Historical Society and another one on display at the library prior to the talk. $5 donation requested to support this and future programs of the Friends of the Jackson Public Library.
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