July 17, 2019




Philip Koch receiving a personal tour July 13 from Anna Marley, the Curator of Historic American Art at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, who organized the museum's new exhibition From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic. Here are Koch and Marley with PAFA's large Frederic Church oil that is included in the exhibition.

"What excited me about the 
exhibition is it looks at the little known early roots of the American landscape painting movement. There is a long history of environmental sentiment running all through American landscape art and it's on full display here. In my own painting I hope to re-ignite the same sense of wonder and celebration of the natural world" says Koch. You can read Koch's blog post about the exhibition here,



July 10, 2019




These three Koch oils were just installed for the new exhibition Shoreline at Button Gallery in Douglas, MI. There is an opening reception for the show Saturday, 7/13 from 6 - 8 p.m.

"I grew up on a hilly stretch of one of the Great Lakes. One of my dearest memories was climbing the tallest hill on the shore and peering down at the patterns the wind would make as it swept across the water. It seemed like nature was a magical and living force" says Koch. "Those vivid images were very much in mind as I made these new paintings."






July 9, 2019

In the last few weeks several of the art galleries that represent Philip Koch's work have received new paintings to display including Meredith Long & Co. in Houston, Addison Gallery in Orleans, MA, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, ME and Button Gallery in Douglas, MI. Below is Beneath the Pine, oil on panel, 19 x 28 inches, 2019 at Courthouse Gallery.





July 8,
 2019


In late June Koch spent a week painting in New York State's Adirondack Mountains. "The weather was the best I've ever seen in the Adirondacks for painting and I had a ball" explained Koch. He was first introduced to the area as a boy when he went to a scout camp there. In high school he worked as a dishwasher at the same camp. "Painting is more fun than washing dishes" the artist observed.


May 21, 2019
The Allen Memorial Art Museum has purchased Philip Koch's drawing Coke Ovens, Leetonia, vine charcoal, 12 x 9 inches, 2017 for the museum's permanent collection. The drawing was created on location from the abandoned coke ovens that were a favorite subject of the painter Charles Burchfield early in his career. Koch made the work as part of his being the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.



At the same time the Burchfield Penney Art Center acquired for its permanent collection two major oils Koch made during his Residency at the Museum. Top: Split Rail Fence, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2018
Bottom: Charles Burchfield's Salem Home, 
oil on canvas, 32 x 64 inches, 2018.











January 29,
2019

Hyperallergic, the online art magazine featured Philip Koch's studio in its Jan. 18 edition's "A View from the Easel" section. They ran this photo with the following text-



"Since it was the warmest room in the house, my cat used to keep me company everyday in the studio. I paint small oil landscapes outdoors and would prop them up on a canvas chair just to the right of my easel to guide me as I painted larger canvases. The trouble was the cat would beat me to it and use the chair as his personal napping area. I never had the heart to shoo him off. Once he died, the empty chair just looked too lonely, so I bought a second easel to hold my studies.

Other than that, my companions are a tall standing mirror to study the panting’s image in reverse and a rocking chair for pondering my next move. I also keep a map of New York State on the wall to remind me of my boyhood on the shore of Lake Ontario. I commandeered what would have been the living room in my large town house to serve as the studio."


November 1, 2018



Koch is switching to being a full time painter and leaving MICA where he has taught drawing and painting. From Nov.9 - Dec. 9, 2018 he will participate in his final Faculty Exhibition with two of his recent oils. Above is his East Aurora Barns, oil on canvas, 36 x 54 inches, 2018 that will be included in the exhibition. He will attend the reception for the exhibition  Friday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.


September 23, 2018



Nice turnout for Philip Koch's gallery talk at Delaware Art Museum today about Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield. Koch told about how each of those artists has inspired his own painting.




September 21, 2018



September 9, 2018

Meredith Long & Co. in Houston is showing my painting Birches in the Forest, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, in their current exhibition The Great Outdoors.



I'm also just back from Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN where I juried the Museum's 4 state regional juried show. While there I paid my respects to a painting that has been a touchstone for me, Edward Hopper's Route 6, Eastham.


Sept. 3, 2018


Spring, one of Koch's  paintings in the exhibition.

Philip Koch will give a gallery talk on his work in the Sabbatical Exhibition at MICA's Decker Gallery in Baltimore on Tues. Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. This is on the first floor of MICA's Fox Building. All welcome.


August 25, 2018


MICA Sabbatical Exhibition: Three large oil landscapes by Philip Koch are on display in the Sabbatical Exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. They are in the Decker Gallery (located on the first floor of MICA's Fox Building. 

Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition continues through Sunday, Sept. 23.
Below is one of the works included in the exhibition- Mansard Roof, oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches, 2018




On Friday, Aug. 17 Koch gave a talk Edward Hopper's Legacy on Cape Cod to over 100 people at the Wellfleet Public Library in Wellfleet, MA. He talked about how Hopper's work influenced his own paintings.



August 13, 2018


Philip Koch will give a free illustrated talk "Edward Hopper's Legacy on Cape Cod" on Friday, Aug. 17 from 7-8 p.m. at the Wellfleet Public Library in Wellfleet, MA. Koch will tell about what he has learned from his 17 residencies in Hopper's S. Truro, MA painting studio.



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July 17, 2019




Philip Koch receiving a personal tour July 13 from Anna Marley, the Curator of Historic American Art at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, who organized the museum's new exhibition From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic. Here are Koch and Marley with PAFA's large Frederic Church oil that is included in the exhibition.

"What excited me about the 
exhibition is it looks at the little known early roots of the American landscape painting movement. There is a long history of environmental sentiment running all through American landscape art and it's on full display here. In my own painting I hope to re-ignite the same sense of wonder and celebration of the natural world" says Koch. You can read Koch's blog post about the exhibition here,



July 10, 2019




These three Koch oils were just installed for the new exhibition Shoreline at Button Gallery in Douglas, MI. There is an opening reception for the show Saturday, 7/13 from 6 - 8 p.m.

"I grew up on a hilly stretch of one of the Great Lakes. One of my dearest memories was climbing the tallest hill on the shore and peering down at the patterns the wind would make as it swept across the water. It seemed like nature was a magical and living force" says Koch. "Those vivid images were very much in mind as I made these new paintings."






July 9, 2019

In the last few weeks several of the art galleries that represent Philip Koch's work have received new paintings to display including Meredith Long & Co. in Houston, Addison Gallery in Orleans, MA, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, ME and Button Gallery in Douglas, MI. Below is Beneath the Pine, oil on panel, 19 x 28 inches, 2019 at Courthouse Gallery.





July 8,
 2019


In late June Koch spent a week painting in New York State's Adirondack Mountains. "The weather was the best I've ever seen in the Adirondacks for painting and I had a ball" explained Koch. He was first introduced to the area as a boy when he went to a scout camp there. In high school he worked as a dishwasher at the same camp. "Painting is more fun than washing dishes" the artist observed.


May 21, 2019
The Allen Memorial Art Museum has purchased Philip Koch's drawing Coke Ovens, Leetonia, vine charcoal, 12 x 9 inches, 2017 for the museum's permanent collection. The drawing was created on location from the abandoned coke ovens that were a favorite subject of the painter Charles Burchfield early in his career. Koch made the work as part of his being the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.



At the same time the Burchfield Penney Art Center acquired for its permanent collection two major oils Koch made during his Residency at the Museum. Top: Split Rail Fence, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2018
Bottom: Charles Burchfield's Salem Home, 
oil on canvas, 32 x 64 inches, 2018.











January 29,
2019

Hyperallergic, the online art magazine featured Philip Koch's studio in its Jan. 18 edition's "A View from the Easel" section. They ran this photo with the following text-



"Since it was the warmest room in the house, my cat used to keep me company everyday in the studio. I paint small oil landscapes outdoors and would prop them up on a canvas chair just to the right of my easel to guide me as I painted larger canvases. The trouble was the cat would beat me to it and use the chair as his personal napping area. I never had the heart to shoo him off. Once he died, the empty chair just looked too lonely, so I bought a second easel to hold my studies.

Other than that, my companions are a tall standing mirror to study the panting’s image in reverse and a rocking chair for pondering my next move. I also keep a map of New York State on the wall to remind me of my boyhood on the shore of Lake Ontario. I commandeered what would have been the living room in my large town house to serve as the studio."


November 1, 2018



Koch is switching to being a full time painter and leaving MICA where he has taught drawing and painting. From Nov.9 - Dec. 9, 2018 he will participate in his final Faculty Exhibition with two of his recent oils. Above is his East Aurora Barns, oil on canvas, 36 x 54 inches, 2018 that will be included in the exhibition. He will attend the reception for the exhibition  Friday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.


September 23, 2018



Nice turnout for Philip Koch's gallery talk at Delaware Art Museum today about Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield. Koch told about how each of those artists has inspired his own painting.




September 21, 2018



September 9, 2018

Meredith Long & Co. in Houston is showing my painting Birches in the Forest, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, in their current exhibition The Great Outdoors.



I'm also just back from Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN where I juried the Museum's 4 state regional juried show. While there I paid my respects to a painting that has been a touchstone for me, Edward Hopper's Route 6, Eastham.


Sept. 3, 2018


Spring, one of Koch's  paintings in the exhibition.

Philip Koch will give a gallery talk on his work in the Sabbatical Exhibition at MICA's Decker Gallery in Baltimore on Tues. Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. This is on the first floor of MICA's Fox Building. All welcome.


August 25, 2018


MICA Sabbatical Exhibition: Three large oil landscapes by Philip Koch are on display in the Sabbatical Exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. They are in the Decker Gallery (located on the first floor of MICA's Fox Building. 

Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition continues through Sunday, Sept. 23.
Below is one of the works included in the exhibition- Mansard Roof, oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches, 2018




On Friday, Aug. 17 Koch gave a talk Edward Hopper's Legacy on Cape Cod to over 100 people at the Wellfleet Public Library in Wellfleet, MA. He talked about how Hopper's work influenced his own paintings.



August 13, 2018


Philip Koch will give a free illustrated talk "Edward Hopper's Legacy on Cape Cod" on Friday, Aug. 17 from 7-8 p.m. at the Wellfleet Public Library in Wellfleet, MA. Koch will tell about what he has learned from his 17 residencies in Hopper's S. Truro, MA painting studio.



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