Jack Stuppin: Songs of the Earth
March 2, 2010
ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of paintings by Jack Stuppin. A color brochure with a statement by Dore Ashton is available. The exhibition Songs of the Earth: Landscapes by Jack Stuppin was on view at the San Jose Museum of Art, CA in 2009. A catalogue with a curatorial statement by Peter Selz and essays by Susan Landauer and Donald Kuspit is also available. Jack Stuppin’s vibrant, undulating landscapes are emotional and subconscious reactions to nature as well as passionate appeals for environmental consciousness. Throughout the history of art many have found their subject in the landscape but Stuppin’s conception and execution are highly individual and inventive. Using thick impasto, energetic brush work and brilliant colors he has created his own particular style. Born 1933 in Yonkers, New York, he attended Columbia College from 1951 to 1955 where he received art instruction from Peppino Mangravite. He studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1967 to 1971 under the tutelage of William Allan, Jay De Feo, Sam Tchakalian and Franklin Williams. He was for many years a member of The Sonoma Four, a group well-known for their en plein air landscape painting. His work is in numerous museum collections including Butler Institute of American Art, Y oungstown, OH; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; De Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, CA; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christie, TX; United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT among others.