DescriptionSTAPLETON KEARNS (b. 1952)
Mid-Day Drifting Clouds Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, 2004
Oil on canvas
24in. x 48in.
Signed and dated lower left
Dated and titled verso
Stapleton Kearns was born in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1952. He considers his true artistic training to have begun in the mid-1970s with the late Boston School painter, R. H. Ives Gammell. It was during this time, while in Boston, Stapleton Kearns took his easel outdoors up on Beacon Hill and began applying Ives Gammell's lessons to landscape painting.
The engrossing challenges of bringing the vastness of nature to canvas quickly captured Stapleton's imagination. Painting outdoors, communicating the visual poetic beauty of a particular place, remains the focus of Stapleton's artistic expression to this day.
Stapleton Kearns's beautiful and prize-winning paintings are in hundreds of private collections both in this country and overseas. During the 1990s, a single major American corporation collected several hundred of his paintings. Stapleton has participated in over twenty four one-man or small group shows during the past ten years alone. He has twice shown in the biannual show of the National Academy of Design in New York City. The American Embassy in Moscow displayed one of his large snow scenes as an example of American painting in the Arts for the Embassies Program.
Kearns is a member of the exclusive Guild of Boston Artists and has served for five years as the president of the Rockport Art Association. He takes pride in the fact that his collectors often hang his work alongside the work of some of the great artists of American art history.
Kearns regularly paints in Texas and in 2004 painted a series of works in Palo Duro Canyon.
Locator's Fund Investments, Inc.
PGP Texas L.P.
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