This spring, OMAA will present an exhibition of paintings and studies by Philip Koch (b. 1948, Rochester, New York), known for colorful, panoramic landscapes and an affinity with early modern American artists such as George Inness, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, and Edward Hopper. Koch has been given unprecedented access to Hopper’s studio in Truro, Massachusetts, completing seventeen residencies there since 1983. In the Hudson River School artists, such as Thomas Cole and Frederic E. Church, Koch sees a reflection of his own appreciation of nature’s power and beauty. A selection of Koch’s recent work highlights the island as subject and symbol, and its reappearance, again and again, in his depictions of Maine locations, such as Isle au Haut and Ogunquit, and other places. Koch’s work may be found in the permanent collections of sixteen American art museums and has been featured in seventeen solo museum exhibitions. He is professor emeritus at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
This exhibition is organized for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art by Assistant Curator, Theresa Choi, and is made possible with support from Partners Bank and The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant.