Andrew Stevovich at Clark Gallery

Whimsical Figuration

By: - Apr 30, 2024

Andrew Stevovich Paintings
April 30 to June 8

Clark Gallery
162 Lincoln Road
(at Corner of 2 Lewis St.)
Lincoln, MA 01773

Andrew Stevovich was born in Austria in 1948, coming to the United States with his family in 1950. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970. He earned his Masters in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His first solo exhibition took place in 1971 at the Alpha Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.[3] Since 1981, he has been represented by Warren Adelson in New York City, first at the Coe Kerr Gallery and after 1991 at the Adelson Galleries.

A retrospective exhibition took place at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1999. In 2008–2009, another retrospective, The Truth About Lola, curated by Bartholomew Bland, took place at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, and traveled to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida.

Stevovich's work is in numerous public collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.

Major influences on the development of his work include Giotto, Duccio, Sassetta, Fra Angelico and other early Italian artists, as well as Paul Gauguin and German Expressionists such as Erich Heckel.

His work has been described by John Sacret Young as a "successful fusion of the classicism of the Flemish and Italian Renaissance painters to his contemporary subject matter." The art critic, Carol Diehl wrote:

Obsessed with paring down compositions to their essential elements, Stevovich has a passion for simplicity. At the same time, he's also fascinated by complexity—pattern and repetition—which, by its nature, requires a plethora of shapes or images. His work, therefore, is all about the marriage of these opposites.

Stevovich lives and works in Massachusetts.