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Stephen Hannock

An American artist known for his atmospheric landscapes, Stephen Hannock (1951‒) taps into fresh insights and unique perspectives that capture light and its reflection that are reminiscent of nineteenth-century Luminist paintings merged with a very twenty-first-century approach. He studied at Bowdoin College and Smith College, before completing his BA at Hampshire College in 1976. He creates his paintings, depicting scenes of nature at once familiar and strange, with a signature technique of building up layers of paint, sanding those layers, then applying additional paint layers to be sanded in turn, ultimately achieving a refined and subtle luminosity. His work can be found in significant public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including, among others, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York City; the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.