Stephen Hannock‘s paintings are reminiscent of the great American landscape artists of the 19th century.
With his astute attention to light and atmosphere, Hannock reveals the influences of the 19th century Hudson River School and the Luminist Movement. Additionally, his paintings are contemporary postmodern expressions of this traditional and romantic genre.
These influences provide for canvases rich in color and dramatic light. His portrayals of landscape and nocturnes are further intensified by his process-oriented polished oil on canvas technique.
Hannock was born in Albany, New York in 1951. His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of American Art.