About my Paintings:

People often remark my paintings are a celebration of light and shadow. They're right. Becoming aware of the character of the light that surrounds us is just part of opening up ones senses. It's a way to feel more alive.

When I was very young my eyes were opened to light in an unusual way. My family lived in a deep forest on the shore of Lake Ontario, the northernmost border of the US. As kids we were free to roam far away from our house into unfamiliar parts of the woods. I told my father I worried I might become lost.. He smiled and told me I could find my way back to the our home by studying the sunlight- that we lived so far north the shadows cast by the trees pretty much always pointed north to the Lake. As luck would have it not long after that I did get lost. Following my dad's advice I found my way again.


Brief Bio:

Koch is well known for his colorful, panoramic landscapes. Less known is that he was originally an abstract artist. A pivotal event for him was seeing the work of Edward Hopper. It inspired him early in his career to change to painting in a realist direction. Koch has been given unprecedented access to Hopper’s studio on Cape Cod, enjoying 17 residencies there since 1983, an honor granted to no other living American artist.

Sixteen American art museums hold Koch’s work in their permanent collections. He has had his work featured in seventeen solo museum exhibitions. In 2022 the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine will hold an exhibition of his landscapes. He is an emeritus professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Koch’s grandfather was the inventor of the original Kodachrome color film process. He is the great grandson of the Scottish landscape painter John Wallace. Koch also likes cats. 

Resume

Born March 30, 1948

 

Solo Museum Exhibitions

 

2022                            Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME

2018                            Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2017                            Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN (also 2001 & 1995))

2014-15                       Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD (also       

                                       1995)

2011-12                       Saginaw Art Museum, MI (also 1996)

                                   Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

2010                           Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg, WA

                                   Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN (also 1995)

2009                           Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA (also 2003)

2002                           Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College

                                      Lancaster, PA (two artist exhibition)

                                   Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI (catalogue)

1998                           Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA (catalogue)

1995                           Butler Institute of American Art, Salem, OH

1994                           Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2021                            Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2017                            Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, ME (two artis exhibition)

2015                            Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center, Nyack, NY

                                       (also 2012)

2013                            Inside Edward Hopper’s World: Paintings by Philip Koch, Isalos        

                                        Fine Art, Stonington, ME

2012-13                       George Billis Gallery, New York (also 2009)

2011                            Carbon County Cultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA

                                    Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore 
2008                            U. of MD Global Campus, College Park, MD, catalogue

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2021-22                       New Acquisitions and Old Friends, Allen Memorial Art
                                Museum
Oberlin, OH      

2020                            125! Masterworks from the Collection,  Cedar Rapids

                                       Museum of Art, IA

2018                            Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod and Beyond, Cedar
                                        Rapids 
Museum of Art, IA

2017                            23 Pairs: Considering Compare and Contrast, Arnot Art Museum

                                       Elmira, NY

                                    After Hopper, Cape Cod Museum of Art

                                    Edward Hopper’s Legacy on Cape Cod, Truro Historical 

                                        Museum

                                  

Awards and Honors

 

1983- 2018                  Seventeen Residencies in Edward Hopper’s Painting
                                       Studio, S. Truro,  MA
                                         
2015-18                       Artist in Residence, Burchfield Penney Art Center,
                                       Buffalo, NY

 

Bibliography

 

2021                            Fine Art Connoisseur , feature on Somerville
                                       Manning Galler 
solo exhibition, March issue

2019                             Hyperallergic  magazine, A View from the Studio

 

Museum Collections

 

                                    Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH   

                                    Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, IA
                                    
                                    Burchfield Penney art Center, Buffalo, NY

                                    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

                                    Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

                                    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

                                    Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

                                    Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

                                    Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

                                    Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

                                    Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

                                    Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

                                    Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

                                    University of Maryland Global Campus College Park, MD, 

                                    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

                                    Wilson College Permanent Collection, Chambersburg, PA

 

 

Selected Corporate Collections

 

                                    Baltimore Gas and Electric

                                    Black and Decker, Baltimore, MD

                                    Bank of Boston, Boston, MA                                   

                                    Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL                      
                                   
                                    DuPont Corporation, Wilmington, DE

                                    Ernst and Whinney,, New York

                                    Freeport McMoRan, New Orleans, LA

                                   Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

                                   MBNA American, Wilmington, DE

                                   Mitsui Bank, New York

                                   Midlantic Bank, New York

                                   PECO Energy, Philadelphia, PA

                                   Pepsico, New York

                                   Russ Reynolds Associates, New York
                                 
                                   Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore 

                                   Texas Commerce Bank, Houston

                                   United States Information Agency, Prague

                                   United States State Department, Washington, DC

                                   USAA, San Antonio, TX

                                   Washington Post, Washington, DC                                                                    

 

Teaching

 

1973- 2019                 Professor of Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art

                                       Baltimore, MD

1972-73                      Instructor of Painting, Central Washington University

                                      Ellensburg, WA

                                                         

 

 

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About Philip Koch






About my Paintings:

People often remark my paintings are a celebration of light and shadow. They're right. Becoming aware of the character of the light that surrounds us is just part of opening up ones senses. It's a way to feel more alive.

When I was very young my eyes were opened to light in an unusual way. My family lived in a deep forest on the shore of Lake Ontario, the northernmost border of the US. As kids we were free to roam far away from our house into unfamiliar parts of the woods. I told my father I worried I might become lost.. He smiled and told me I could find my way back to the our home by studying the sunlight- that we lived so far north the shadows cast by the trees pretty much always pointed north to the Lake. As luck would have it not long after that I did get lost. Following my dad's advice I found my way again.


Brief Bio:

Koch is well known for his colorful, panoramic landscapes. Less known is that he was originally an abstract artist. A pivotal event for him was seeing the work of Edward Hopper. It inspired him early in his career to change to painting in a realist direction. Koch has been given unprecedented access to Hopper’s studio on Cape Cod, enjoying 17 residencies there since 1983, an honor granted to no other living American artist.

Sixteen American art museums hold Koch’s work in their permanent collections. He has had his work featured in seventeen solo museum exhibitions. In 2022 the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine will hold an exhibition of his landscapes. He is an emeritus professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Koch’s grandfather was the inventor of the original Kodachrome color film process. He is the great grandson of the Scottish landscape painter John Wallace. Koch also likes cats. 

Resume

Born March 30, 1948

 

Solo Museum Exhibitions

 

2022                            Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME

2018                            Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2017                            Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN (also 2001 & 1995))

2014-15                       Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD (also       

                                       1995)

2011-12                       Saginaw Art Museum, MI (also 1996)

                                   Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

2010                           Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg, WA

                                   Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN (also 1995)

2009                           Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA (also 2003)

2002                           Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College

                                      Lancaster, PA (two artist exhibition)

                                   Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI (catalogue)

1998                           Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA (catalogue)

1995                           Butler Institute of American Art, Salem, OH

1994                           Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2021                            Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2017                            Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, ME (two artis exhibition)

2015                            Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center, Nyack, NY

                                       (also 2012)

2013                            Inside Edward Hopper’s World: Paintings by Philip Koch, Isalos        

                                        Fine Art, Stonington, ME

2012-13                       George Billis Gallery, New York (also 2009)

2011                            Carbon County Cultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA

                                    Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore 
2008                            U. of MD Global Campus, College Park, MD, catalogue

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2021-22                       New Acquisitions and Old Friends, Allen Memorial Art
                                Museum
Oberlin, OH      

2020                            125! Masterworks from the Collection,  Cedar Rapids

                                       Museum of Art, IA

2018                            Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod and Beyond, Cedar
                                        Rapids 
Museum of Art, IA

2017                            23 Pairs: Considering Compare and Contrast, Arnot Art Museum

                                       Elmira, NY

                                    After Hopper, Cape Cod Museum of Art

                                    Edward Hopper’s Legacy on Cape Cod, Truro Historical 

                                        Museum

                                  

Awards and Honors

 

1983- 2018                  Seventeen Residencies in Edward Hopper’s Painting
                                       Studio, S. Truro,  MA
                                         
2015-18                       Artist in Residence, Burchfield Penney Art Center,
                                       Buffalo, NY

 

Bibliography

 

2021                            Fine Art Connoisseur , feature on Somerville
                                       Manning Galler 
solo exhibition, March issue

2019                             Hyperallergic  magazine, A View from the Studio

 

Museum Collections

 

                                    Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH   

                                    Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, IA
                                    
                                    Burchfield Penney art Center, Buffalo, NY

                                    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

                                    Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

                                    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

                                    Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

                                    Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

                                    Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

                                    Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

                                    Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

                                    Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

                                    Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

                                    University of Maryland Global Campus College Park, MD, 

                                    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

                                    Wilson College Permanent Collection, Chambersburg, PA

 

 

Selected Corporate Collections

 

                                    Baltimore Gas and Electric

                                    Black and Decker, Baltimore, MD

                                    Bank of Boston, Boston, MA                                   

                                    Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL                      
                                   
                                    DuPont Corporation, Wilmington, DE

                                    Ernst and Whinney,, New York

                                    Freeport McMoRan, New Orleans, LA

                                   Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

                                   MBNA American, Wilmington, DE

                                   Mitsui Bank, New York

                                   Midlantic Bank, New York

                                   PECO Energy, Philadelphia, PA

                                   Pepsico, New York

                                   Russ Reynolds Associates, New York
                                 
                                   Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore 

                                   Texas Commerce Bank, Houston

                                   United States Information Agency, Prague

                                   United States State Department, Washington, DC

                                   USAA, San Antonio, TX

                                   Washington Post, Washington, DC                                                                    

 

Teaching

 

1973- 2019                 Professor of Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art

                                       Baltimore, MD

1972-73                      Instructor of Painting, Central Washington University

                                      Ellensburg, WA

                                                         

 

 

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