JEFFREY T. LARSON

American  B. 1962

BIOGRAPHY

 

B. 1962 in Two Harbors, Minnesota; currently lives in Maple, Wisconsin

 

Jeffrey T. Larson is a classically trained artist renowned for his ability to adeptly capture the simple, yet oft-neglected and beautiful, pleasures of contemporary life onto canvas. At the young age of 17, Jeffery T. Larson had the resolve and dedication to receive admission into the renowned Atelier Lack, Richard Lack’s traditional and Boston School-influenced atelier in Minneapolis, MN. After completing his four-year education at Atelier Lack, Larson continued his academic training through museum study in the U.S. and Europe. His strong repertoire allowed for a wonderful duality to evolve in his work: authoritatively rendered, composed and current still-life paintings created in the studio and, conversely, luminous, painterly and almost Impressionist landscape and figure paintings created en plein air. The common threads between the two styles are Larson’s exacting usage of natural light, dedication to working solely from direct observation, ability to capture the quiet beauty in even the most mundane subject matter and, of course, the necessary restraint to leave his pieces open and fresh.

 

Larson is represented by galleries in South Carolina and Massachusetts, has work in a number of important private and corporate collections and continues to receive honors for his artistic achievements year after year. In 2016 Larson co-founded the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Arts in Duluth MN with his son, Brock Larson. He also teaches at The Atelier in Minneapolis, MN and gives lectures on traditional painting techniques all over the United States.

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Training

1988 Minneapolis, MN - Private Foundries. Studied bronze casting and finishing.

1987 Museum art study throughout Europe.

1983 University of Minnesota. Studied human anatomy.

1980 - 1984 Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, MN

 

Teaching

2010 - present:  The Atelier, Minneapolis, MN

1986 University of Minnesota - traditional oil painting techniques.

1984 - 1986 Atelier LeSuer, Excelsior, MN - Assistant Director and Head Instructor of advanced students in the full-time program.

1983 - 1985 Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, MN - taught traditional oil painting techniques.

 

Membership

ACPAL- America, China Oil Painters Leauge

 

Traveling Exhibitions

ACOPAL (America China Oil Painting Artists League) – Exhibitions of Contemporary American Realism 12/18/2011-2/27/2012 – The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH – “Electrolux”

9/15/12-11/4/2012 – Bejing China Art Museum – “Birds on Brackets”

 

Exhibitions

2017 Contemporary Still Life, Cavalier Galleries, NY, NY

2016 Summer Salon, Collins Galleries, Orleans MA

2016 Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans MA

2015 Mid-August Exhibition, Collins Galleries, Orleans MA
2015 Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

2014 Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

2014 Still Life Paintings, Brennan Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

2013 Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

2012 Small Works, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

2012 Still Life Paintings, Collins Galleries, Orleans, MA

2010 Tree's Place Gallery "Recent Paintings by Jeffrey T. Larson"

2009 Tree's Place Gallery "Following the Artistic Conscience" Exhibit

2009 One Man Exhibition at the Galleria, Edina, MN

2009 "Following the Artistic Conscience" Art Show - Tree's Place Gallery

2008 12th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show - Tree's Place Gallery

2008 One Man Exhibition - Tree's Place Gallery - Orleans, MA

2008 Still-life Exhibit - Eleanor Ettinger Gallery

2007 Small Works Show - Tree's Place Gallery

2007 11th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show - Tree's Place Gallery

2007 One Man Exhibition at the Galleria, Edina, MN

2005 One Man Exhibition at the Galleria, Edina, MN

2005 US Artists American Fine Art Show - Arcadia Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004 Small Works Show - Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2004 U.S. Artists American Fine Arts Show - Arcadia Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003 One Man Show - Wayzata Exhibition, Wayzata, MN

2001 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

2000 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1999 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1999 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1998 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1997 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1997 One Man Show - Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

1996 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1995 One Man Show - Minnesota River Gallery

1995 One Man Show - Ordway Estates

1994 One Man Show - Minnesota River Gallery

1993 One Man Show - Wayzata, MN

1993 One Man Show - Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN

1992 Atelier LeSeur Benefit Show, Excelsior, MN

1991 Traveling Show - Tokyo, Japan; Guam

1991 Living Impressions Show - The Beard Gallery, Mpls, MN

1989 One Man Show - Fullerton Estate

1988 One Man Show - Told Development

1988 One Man Show - Fullerton Estate

1989 - 1990 Participated in twelve Group Shows

 

AWARDS AND ARTICLES

2013 – The Artists Magazine - 1st Place – “Bread Rack”

2011/12 - ARC – 2nd Place – “Turnips and Pitcher”

2012 – The Artists Magazine - 1st Place – “In the Light of Life”

2010/11 – ARC - 2nd Place – “Open Box”

2010/11 – ARC - Honorable Mention – “Onions and Pickled Beets”

2010 – The Artists Magazine - Finalist – “3 Rutabagas”

2009 – The Arttists Magazine - 1st Place – “Blue Marsh”

2009 Annual National Landscape Competition - The Artist's Magazine - 1st Place "Blue Marsh"

2009 November Minneapolis StarTribune review of Exhibition at Galleria

2008-2009 Art Renewal Centers - International Salon - 1st Place - Still Life - "Reflections"

2008-2009 Art Renewal Centers - International Salon - 3rd Place - Still Life - "Electrolux"

2008 25th Annual National Still Life Competition - The Artist's Magazine - 1st Place "Electrolux"

2008 The Artist's Magazine - Finalist for "Reflections"

2008 The Artist's Magazine - Finalist for "Three Rutabagas"

2008 The Artist's Magazine - Finalist for "Jars of Pasta"

2008 American Art Collector - Featured Artist - Solo Shows

2008 Fine Art Connoisseur - Today's Masters

2008 The Individualist - The Artists

2007 Best Miniature - Susan K. Black Foundation - Art of Flowers Award

2004 American Artist Magazine - Feb. Cover Artist

2001 Focus on Excellence - Classical Realism Journal, vol. VI Issue 2

2000 PBS - Venture North Show

2000 National Diabetes Association - Featured Artist

1998 The Artist's Magazine - Still Life Finalist

1998 US Art Magazine - "Artists to Watch"

1996 The Artist's Magazine - Still Life Finalist

1993 The Artist's Magazine - Featured Article & Still Life Finalist

1991 The Artist's Magazine - Portrait Finalist

1990 National Museum of Sport, Indiana - Bronze Rower (permanent collection)

1989 US Art Magazine - December Showcase

Recorded for the 2010 Fall issue of APVM. Jeffrey T. Larson discusses  his technique and  demonstrates how to paint a stil. WWW.AMERICANPAINTINGVIDEOMAGAZINE.COM