Isle au Haut Morning III, oil on panel, 6.5" x 13"
"My paintings are a contemporary re-imagining of the romantic panoramas of the great 19th century American landscape painters. These early artists found the New England mountains and coast a sufficient springboard to forge a powerful art from their deep and emotional response to nature. The land they painted seemed to them a new Eden."
Philip Koch received his BA from Oberlin College where he studied Studio Art and Art History, and his MFA from Indiana University in 1972. He has been on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art since 1973, and takes regular painting excursions to the Northeast coastal areas. He has spent a number of weeklong residencies in the former studio of Edward Hopper.
Koch's paintings hang in numerous corporate and museum collections and have been shown in nearly 40 solo exhibitions.