Second Place Award of Excellence
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
2021 Membership Exhibition Transitions
Live at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts
and online https://www.sdmaag.org/Transitions
Juror: Robin Douglas, Artist/Professor of Art (ret.) at University of Illinois
Congratulations to our
Award of Excellence Winner
Steve was awarded the second place for his
Oil on Canvas Painting
15 Park Row.
Born in 1944 in Los Angeles, I grew up as an artist, my social identity being the one who made pictures. On solo excursions to my local Museum, LACMA, I studied paintings from all eras, especially those of, then, recent modernists. In 1956, I was thrilled by an Abstract Expressionist exhibit of the New York School. In 1957 I saw an exhibit of paintings from the Bay Area Figurative School and gained direction from the paintings of David Park. Through college and beyond, I continued a focus on painting as I negotiated the demands of single-parenthood and many, varied, day-jobs.
About 15 Park Row:
During my second residency in NYC, this one from '97 - 2010, my day-job was as Lead Designer on JR.com, an e-commerce website for an electronics superstore in downtown, Manhattan. My office was in 15 Park Row, interestingly, the first NYC skyscraper (23 floors in 1899 - the tallest building until 1908). My painting of it references some of the photography of it I made during my time there.