Stone Quarry Hill Art Park recently announced the season’s second exhibition, “George Van Hook, An American Impressionist.”
The exhibition, which is also being presented by The Gallery of CNY and sponsored by The Richard Mather Fund and Joseph A. Stagnitti, Jr., will run from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, July 27 in the John and Virginia Winner Memorial Art Gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday, or by appointment.
An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, with a wine tasting by Owera Vineyards.
“George’s paintings are as brilliant as he. I get so excited for people to not only see his work, but to meet him and hope many will take advantage of this opportunity at the opening reception and workshop at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park,” said Jennifer Schutzendorf, owner of The Gallery of CNY. “The light, form and color of George Van Hook’s paintings are handled with the stroke of a master. The essence of each painting makes a long lasting impression that I strongly believe will make his work an important part of our American art history.”
Born in 1954, Van Hook is an internationally-recognized artist who paints en plein air during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, he paints figures and still life. Works from each of these areas will be on display, in addition to new work that he will be painting in the weeks leading up to the exhibition, while staying in the area.
Van Hook has exhibited for more than 35 years throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He was raised in Pennsylvania, then studied and worked as an artist in California, France and Italy, where he immersed himself in work by the Old Masters and Impressionists. His landscapes depict rural scenes, having been influenced from spending time as a child on an 18th century family farm in Bucks County.