Biography

Erik Koeppel
P.O. Box 325, Jackson, NH 03846
(603) 383-7062 | erik@erikkoeppel.com
Erik Koeppel (b.1980) is a traditional New England based landscape painter who has become a leader in the revival of the techniques and philosophy of the Hudson River School. Koeppel studied extensively in museums, and in nature to arrive at the determination that the powerful methods of the masters, are in fact an urgently needed voice in contemporary culture. In mastering these techniques, this assertion has been proven by the extensive success his work has found nationwide, in the form of awards, publications, academic recognition, exhibitions, and collectability. His highly naturalistic paintings are created without the use of photography.

Education:

2004 New York Academy of Art. Master of Fine Arts in Painting
2002 Rhode Island School of Design. Bachelor of Fine Arts
1999-2004 Painter/Professor Seaver Leslie of RISD, Apprenticeship

Exhibitions: 

Exhibitions on Erik's blog
2016“Kindred Spirits: New Paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq, The Union League Club, 37 St., New York, NY

“New Members Exhibition” Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA
“Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq” The Art Place, Wolfeboro, NH
“A Painter’s Perspective” Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Bethel, ME
“Cultural Exhibit” City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA
“The Jackson Five” Museum of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show McColl Fine Art Palm Beach, FL
14th Annual White Mountain Art Show and Sale, Jackson Museum of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH
Naples Art and Antiques Show with Rehs Galleries, Naples, FL
L.A. Art Show with Rehs Galleries and McColl Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2015“Reflecting the Real” Rehs Galleries, New York, NY

“Personal Favorites” Musem of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH
“Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq” at The Art Place, Wolfeboro, NH
“Plein Air Rockies 2015” Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, CO
Secluded Glens and Noble Landscapes: Traditional White Mountain Art Receptured.” The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Bethel, ME
“History Meets the Arts” Lorde Nelson Gallery, Gettysburg, PA
“Treasured Places, Protected Spaces” Cheshire County Historical Society, Keene, NH
“Members Exhibit” Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show McColl Fine Art Palm Beach, FL
Naples Art and Antiques Show with Rehs Galleries, Naples, FL
L.A. Art Show with Rehs Galleries and McColl Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014Dallas International Art and Antuques Fair” with Rehs Galleries, Dallas, TX

“White Mountain Scenes: different Views different Artists, with Historic Maps." Museum on White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH
12th Annual White Mountain Art Show and Sale, Jackson Museum of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, with Rehs Galleries, Baltimore, MD
“The Glory of the White Mountains: The Landscape Paintings of Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq” N.H.A.C. in Milford, NH
Newport Antiques Show, with Rehs Galleries, Newport, RI
Benefit Auction, The Thomas Cole House National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
Armory Spring Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Avenue Show, with Rehs Galleries, New York, NY
Affordable Art Fair, with Rehs Galleries, New York, NY
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show McColl Fine Art Palm Beach, FL
Naples Art and Antiques Show with Rehs Galleries, Naples, FL
Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair with Rehs Galleries, Chicago, IL
L.A. Art Show with Rehs Galleries and McColl Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013Dallas International Art and Antuques Fair” with Rehs Galleries, Dallas, TX

“Paysages, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq” Old School House, Liaucous, France
“The New Hudson River School” Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY
“Across this Great Land” Balcony House Gallery, Dallas TX
11th Annual White Mountain Art Show and Sale, Jackson Museum of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH
Avenue Show, with Rehs Galleries, New York, NY
Affordable Art Fair, with Rehs Galleries, New York, NY
Aspen Fine Art Fair, with McColl Fine Art, Aspen, CO
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, with Rehs Galleries, Baltimore, MD
Newport Antiques Show, with Rehs Galleries, Newport, RI
Benefit Auction, The Thomas Cole House National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
Armory Spring Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
“Marine Art” The New Hampshire Antiques Coop Milford, NH
“Pictures Serene And Sublime: Traditional White Mt. Art Recaptured”, Bethel Historical Society, ME, and The Museum of White Mt. Art, Jackson, NH (One exhibition in two locations)
Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair with Rehs Galleries, Chicago, IL
L.A. Art Show with Rehs Galleries Los Angeles, CA
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show McColl Fine Art Palm Beach, FL
Naples Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show with Rehs Galleries, Naples, FL

2012Theta Charity Antiques Show with McColl Fine Art Houston, TX

Dallas Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show with Rehs Galleries Dallas, TX
“White Mountain Art Show and Sale” Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson, NH (exhibition includes Sanford Gifford, Asher B. Durand, and many more.)
2nd Annual Plein Air Competition Exhibition, Sagamore Hill, NY
“Classical Contemporary” at McColl Fine Art, Charlotte, NC
“International Antiques Fair” with McColl Fine Art, Chicago, IL
“Landscapes” Wally Findlay Gallery, NY
“Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting” Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH
“Hudson River School and White Mountain Art” at the New Hampshire Antiques Co-op, Milford, NH

2011“Hudson Valley Contemporary” at Boscobel House Museum, Garrison, NY

“Winter Wonderland” at Wally Findlay Gallery, New York, NY
“Summer Exhibition” The Banks Gallery Portsmouth, NH
“White Mountain Art” Jackson Historical Society, Jackson, NH
“ARC Salon 2011” Landscape Finalist

2010“Erik Koeppel: The American Landscape” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY

“White Mountain Art” Jackson Historical Society in Jackson, NH
“Winter Scenes” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY
“ARC Salon 2010” Landscape finalist
“Take Home a Nude Auction” at Sotheby’s New York, NY

2009“Institute of Classical Architecture and a Classical America Benefit Auction” NYC, NY

“Take Home a Nude Auction” at Sotheby’s in New York, NY
“Works on Paper” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY
“Fete de Swifty” Mayor Fund Benefit  in New York, NY
“The Hampton Designer Showcase” with Bradley Thiergartner Interiors in Hampton, NY
“Art for the Young Collector” at Wally Findlay Gallery in Palm Beach, FL
“Summer Selections” at Wally Findlay Gallery in Palm Beach, FL
“ARC Salon 2009” Landscape finalist
“Erik Koeppel Artist Talk” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY
“Elegant Realism” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY

2008“Small Wonders” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY

“Contemporary Works” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY
“Art Hamptons” with Wally Findlay Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY
“Summer Salon” at the NYAA in New York, NY
"Take Home a Nude Auction" at Phillips de Pury & Company  in New York, NY

2007"Singular Creation" at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY

"Color Sense" at Wally Findlay Gallery in Palm Beach, FL
“Art for the Young Collector” at Wally Findlay Gallery in New York, NY
“30th Annual Non-members Exhibition” at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY
“Summer Landscapes” Group Show at the Jameson Gallery in Portland, ME
Paul Toner's Showcase, in New York, NY

2006“Summer Exhibition” at Jameson Gallery in Portland, ME December

“Invitational Landscape Exhibition” at Jameson Gallery in Portland, ME
“Open Painting Exhibition” at the Providence Art Club in Providence, RI

2004“Master Thesis Exhibition” at NYAA in New York, NY

“What’s your point?” Metal-point Drawing Exhibition at NYAA in New York, NY
“Hatching, the Art of Mark Making” at NYAA in New York, NY

2002“The New England Exhibition” at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA

“RISD Senior Class Invitational Exhibition” in Providence, RI
“Five Person Show” at the ISB Gallery in Providence, RI.
“RISD Departmental Senior Show” at the Woods-Gerry Gallery in Providence, RI

Honors and Awards:

2016Judges Choice Award, Twilight Park Arts Show, Haines Falls, NY

National Parks Residency, Glacier National Park, MT

2015Plein Air Rockies 2015: 1st Place Quick Draw, Mayor of Estes Park Award, People’s Choice Award, and Artist’s Choice Award. Estes Park, CO

Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Landscape, The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA

Accepted to the Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA

2014American Fine Arts Award of Excellence, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, Port Reading, NJ (link)
20132nd Prize Art Renewal Center Salon, Landscape Category Port Reading, NJ
2012Art Renewal Center Living Master, Port Reading, NJ

Judge, Teaching Studio of Art 2nd Annual Plein Air Competition, Sagamore Hill, NY

2011Hudson River Fellowship, Senior Fellow, Hunter, NY 2010-12

Art Renewal Center Salon Landscape finalist 2009, 2010, and 2011

2009Hudson River Fellowship: one month residency in Hunter, NY 2009

Representation:

Rehs Galleries, New York, NY 2012-16
The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston MA 2015-16
Hildt Galleries, Chicago, IL 2013-16
Quidley & Company, Naples, FL 2016
McColl Fine Art, Charlotte, NC 2012-15
New Hampshire Antiques Co-op, Milford, NH 2012-16
Wally Findlay Gallery New York, Palm Beach, L.A. 2007-12
The Banks Gallery, Portsmouth, NH 2010-12
Jameson Gallery in Portland, ME 2006-07

Publications:

Publications on Erik's blog
2016“Kindred Spirits” Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

“Romantic Painters” New Hampshire Home Magazine, May/June issue

“The Jackson Five: Catalog, Museum of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH

TV interview “The Chronicle” ABC Channel 5 Boston aired 7.20.16 at 7:30pm

“Erik Koeppel: Selected Paintings 2015” Puritan Press
“A Painter’s Perspective” The Broad St. Herald, Fall edition
“History Untamed” American Art Collector #128
“Painting Storms” Plein Air Magazine, March 2016
“Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters II with Erik Koeppel” Instructional DVD from Streamline Publishing

2015“Personal Favorites” Catalog, Museum of White Mountain Art, Jackson, NH

TV interview “The Chronicle” ABC Channel 5 Boston aired 7.22.15 at 7:30pm
“History Meets the Arts” American Art Collector #116
2nd D.V.D. on the Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters, due to release in 2016 from Streamline Publishing

2014TV interview “The Cronicle” ABC Channel 5 Boston aired 7/30/14 at 7:30pm

Atelier by Tony Winters, A.I.A. Tiber & Hudson Publications

“Painting Without Pressure” by Steven Doherty, PleinAir Magazine, January

2013“Frank Shapleigh from the Inside Out” American Art Review, October Issue

“Art Renewal Center Salon” Fine Art Connoisseur,  November Issue

“An Old School (Hudson River) Revisited” by Bob Keyes , Maine Sunday Telegram, June 30

“Pictures Serene and Sublime” Broad St. Herald , Spring edition

“New Generation of White Mt. Artists” (cover) Bethel Citizen, June 27

“Artist’s Follow in Predecessors’ Footsteps”(cover)  by Tom Eastman, Conway Sun, July 24

“Painting the Spirit on the Landscape” by Mary Byrom, The Epoch Times, June 18

“Ten Years for Palm Beach Show” Antiques and the Arts Weekly, March 5

WGXC Radio Show Art of the Hudson Valley with Peter Jung, Betsy Jacks March 8

American Art Collector #86

2012“Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters with Erik Koeppel”, DVD, Streamline Publishing.

“Erik Koeppel: Informed and Inspired by the Hudson River School” by Steven Doherty in PleinAir Magazine, August 2012
“On the Road to Jackson” Essay by Charlie Vogel Exhibition Catalog
My Long Island TV Coverage of the 2nd Annual Plein Air Competition at Sagamore Hill, NY
“Nature’s Palette” Cover, and Saturday Feature by Tom Eastman, The Conway Daily Sun. July 14
“Old Time Relationship” Cover The Telegraph Magazine by Jake Berry, Sunday June 17
“(Upfront) The Old is New Again” by Barbara Coles, New Hampshire Magazine,
“On the Road To Jackson…” by Cynthia Melendy, Ph.D., The MountainEar, June 14, 
 “What Better Place to Paint?” by Kristi Garofalo, Union Leader, April 10th

2011“The Malzahn Collection” by Mathias Anderson, Fine Art Connoisseur, December issue

“Revisiting the Hudson River School” by John A. Parks, American Artist: Plein Air Painting, Fall Issue
“Landscape Painting in the 19th-Century Tradition” by Stephen Doherty, PleinAir Magazine, Fall Issue
PleinAir Magazine’s Publisher’s Invitational” PleinAir Magazine, Fall Issue
“Hudson Valley Contemporary: Works on Paper” catalogue (pdf)
Art Renewal Center International Salon Catalogue

2010American Painting Video Magazine, Fall issue, “The Hudson River Fellowship

Art + Auction, January Issue
Art Renewal Center International Salon Catalogue
“Erik Koeppel, The American Landscape” catalogue, Wally Findlay Gallery

2009Art + Auction, December Issue

“Erik Koeppel, Kickin’ it Old School” Manhattan Magazine, November Issue
Art Renewal Center International Salon Catalogue

Quest Magazine, November Issue

Quintessential Style Magazine, Fall Issue

Academic:

Techniques on Erik's blog
2016Host and Instructor, Hudson River Fellowship, Grand Central Atelier, Jackson, NH

Main Stage Demonstration and Faculty member, The PleinAir Convention, Tucson, AZ

2015Artist Talk on Hidden Hudson Exhibition, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

Host and Instructor, Hudson River Fellowship Jackson, NH
“Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq Artist Talk” NHAC Milford, NH
Workshop “Traditional Landscape Painting Using a Layered Approach, Jackson, NH

2014“The McLane Collection” Lectured with Andy McLane, Whitney Center, Jackson NH

Painting in the Tradition of the Hudson River School” Grand Central Academy of Art workshop, Jackson, NH

2013Artist Talk and Demonstration, Philips Exeter Academy, Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH

Faculty, The PleinAir Convention, Monterey, CA
“Painting in the Tradition of the Hudson River School” Grand Central Academy of Art Jackson, NH
“Introduction to Traditional Landscape Painting” JacksonArts, Jackson, NH

2012“The Influence of Thomas Cole” Lecture at Keene State College, Keene, NH

“The Epic View: A Revival of the Hudson River School” Lecture at the New Hampshire Antiques Co-op Milford, NH
Instructor at the PleinAir Convention, Las Vegas, NV
Private Instruction, Erik Koeppel Studio, Jackson, NH
“Painting in the Tradition of the Hudson River School” Grand Central Academy of Art workshop, Jackson, NH
“Introduction to Traditional Oil Painting” workshop at The Wentworth Hotel, Jackson, NH

2011“Artist Panel Discussion; Hudson Valley Contemporary” Art Students League, NY, NY

“Methods for the Ideal Landscape” Workshop, Erik Koeppel Studio, Jersey City, NJ
“Landscape Painting: A Traditional Approach”, Workshop, Grand Central Academy of Art, NY
“The Claudian Tree” Workshop, Banner Hill School, Windham, NY
Lecturer, Grand Central Academy of Art, “the Arcadian Vision”, New York, NY

2010Private Instruction, Erik Koeppel Studio
2008Studio of Seaver Leslie, instruction/critique in painting and drawing
2007Atelier of the New York Academy of Art, Instructed figure drawing
2005Susan Dryfoos, Private tutorial in painting and drawing for RISD Trustee, summer

Statement:

In the act of painting, I have sought to discover that highest knowledge of Beauty, poetic and philosophical, that has been the common thread between all of the Great Masters of Art. I have spent hours staring at the finest masterpieces in museums worldwide in an effort to decipher that meditative effect that distinguishes greatness from proficiency, and have made the creation of that sentiment my central goal as an artist. Following this path has led me to study deeply the sciences of philosophy, design, linear perspective, anatomy, color, optics, architecture, botany, light and atmosphere with respect to their purposes in art, and I have built a foundation of consistent formal principles that work in harmony to illuminate meaning in painting. As my subject, I have chosen the universal human condition in this world, and have sought wherever possible to discard the sociopolitical fashions of contemporary culture in favor of those enduring sentiments that we all encounter in life. It is my belief that to experience the Beauty of our existence here in this magnificent landscape is the only way to happiness. My intention as an artist is to share that Beauty.