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Mark Geller

 (born 1947)
Mark Geller is active/lives in California.  Mark Geller is known for landscape painting.

Biography  
Mark Geller


Biography from Visions Fine Art Gallery

Mark Geller began painting professionally in the early 1970's.  From a very early age, Mark had been interesed in art due to the interest shown by his father, a pastel artist. Fascinated with American landscape, Mark moved in 1977 to the Midwest where he traveled for the next thirteen years and developed a great love for the majestic scenery. Here he painted the Great Plains, the Colorado Rockies and the Kansas wheatfields. He continued on throughout Nebraska, Texas, New Mexico and the Dakotas.

Primarily self-taught, Mark was first encouraged by a primary school art teacher who saw his innate ability and urged him to develop his own signature style.  His critiques helped shape Mark's style and form while introducing him to many American artist such as the Hudson River School artists, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole.

He toured many American galleries searching for the techniques and palettes and found inspiration in the great masterpieces of Europe especially in Paris.  While strong in his admiration for these great works, he returned repeatedly to "the power of simplicity" and focused his work on the "natural" look of the American countryside whether it be the wigwams of the Plains Indians, or the nostalgic barns of rural California.

While winning many honors at shows and exhibitions, his most recent accomplishments include winning the American Artist magazine "People's Choice" award in 1997, the "Nightwalker '97" Best of Show award at Ft. Collins, Colorado, and inclusion in the California Collectors edition of the October 1997 issue of Southwest Art, as well as January / February 2001 "13th Anniversary Issue" of Art of the West magazine.


Biography from Askart.com
From a very early age, Mark Geller was drawn to art.  Among his fondest memories of his childhood are visiting art galleries with his father, who was an artist himself.

Mark began painting professionally in the early 1970's while residing in California.  In 1977, he settled in the Midwest for thirteen years, roaming the countryside and rendering some of America's most majestic panoramic scenes such as the Great Plains and the Colorado Rockies.  Today this subject matter still appears in some of his paintings depicting the Native American people of these regions.

Primarily self-taught, Mark Geller has drawn upon an array of resources to hone his artistic techniques and develop his signature style.  He is a long time admirer of the Hudson River School artists such as Fredric Church and Thomas Cole.  Mark has also studied in depth the works of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran.  Mark would say that walking the land and actually putting the paint on the canvas has been the greatest teacher.

Again a California resident, Mark's subjects are his surroundings.  His attention to detail is admired in his paintings of the California landscape.  The atmosphere created is a magnificent window to various locations in the golden state.  His work is enjoyed by collectors throughout the world.  He is a member of Oil Painters of America.


Source:
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries


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About  Mark Geller

Born:  1947
Known for:  landscape painting