The artists at NHAC; Lauren Sansaricq, Mt. Chocorua (top); Erik Koeppel, Presidential Range
PAST EVENT Art Exhibit The Glory of New Hampshire's White Mountains Works by Lauren Sansaricq & Erik Koeppel On view in the Tower Gallery Oct. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 Opening reception: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1-3 pm
New Hampshire Antique Co-op presents The Glory of the White Mountains: The Landscapes of Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel, an exhibit and sale of paintings by contemporary New England landscape artists Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq.
Koeppel and Sansaricq are nationally recognized contemporary en plain air artists - painting outdoors and onsite - who have created masterful paintings in the style of the Hudson River School movement of the mid-1800s. Believing in the expressive potential of traditional representation, both artists have striven to master the look and feel of the Hudson River School’s painters. These works, most notably created by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), possess a distinctive sense of air, dramatic light and distance.
Erik Koeppel was born in Oregon, and spent his childhood moving with his family through many of the most beautiful landscapes of North America. At the age of ten, he settled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Erik received his formal training from the Rhode Island School of Design followed by the New York Academy of Art and an annual apprenticeship in Wiscasset, Maine with his professor and friend, Seaver Leslie. After copying extensively from the Italian Masters, Koeppel developed a body of work that has been exhibited and collected internationally and represented across the United States. Koeppel's mastery of traditional techniques has led him to become one of very few young contemporary artists whose work is regularly exhibited with historic masters of the 19th and early 20th centuries. His works have hung beside Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, John Frederick Kensett, and George Inness. Koeppel has also had the distinguished honor of entering many collections including artists of this caliber. American Artist, PleinAir Magazine and other respected publications have covered his progress.
Lauren Sansaricq grew up in Columbia County, New York, where from an early age she was exposed to both the beauties of the Hudson Valley and, under the teaching of Thomas Locker, to the traditional painting techniques of the Hudson River School. Lauren received academic training in drawing and painting at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in Manhattan at the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club. In 2011 she was honored with a solo show, “Nature’s Poetry,” at Hawthorne Fine Art in New York City. Sansaricq has been awarded the Hudson River Fellowship three times and is a recipient of the Henrietta Reiss Award.