Jack Stuppin

“Jack Stuppin has absorbed – consciously or unconsciously – the history and tradition of his medium. He is passionate in proclaiming his belief that the genre of landscape painting remains meaningful to the viewer and to society. Art critic Donald Kuspit notes that Stuppin’s paintings relate to the Romantic tradition in American landscape painting, but divested of references to divine or human presence. Stuppin paints methodically. He typically sets up in the morning and works into the afternoon, painting from top to bottom, as if slowly pulling down an inverted window shade to reveal the landscape he sees. The places his paintings depict, in straightforward compositions of form and color, look primal, almost untouched by humans.”

Miriam Roberts, Independent Curator,
Santa Fe, New Mexico