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Todd Stone has been exhibiting throughout the United States and Europe since 1974. His paintings of watery surfaces evolved out of a change of direction in his work that occurred in the mid-1990s while traveling the Eastern Seaboard. He now works directly from nature in the traditional genre of landscape painting, but he now has twenty years of experience in the studio making abstractions. Stone has allowed his art to become freer, more spontaneous, and open to the surrounding world. In the last decade, he has painted the Adirondack Mountains, Delaware and Hudson River Valleys, Florida Keys, and New York City skyline.
Todd Stone lived in Rome and the province of Umbria during the early 1980s. Upon his return to the United States, Stone and his wife, Lori, searched for a home to remind them of living in the rolling Italian countryside. They found it in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania. The artist's gardens were the subject of his early Pennsylvania landscapes. His more recent work is from the surrounding countryside of Upper Bucks County and the Delaware River, near Kintnersville.
In April of 2015, The Studio of Todd Stone opened an exhibit entitled Witness // Downtown Rising at 4 World Trade Center in New York City. It featured sixty-five oil and watercolor paintings documenting the evolution of the downtown skyline over the course of two decades. His paintings reflect the devastation and reconstruction at Ground Zero. The Witness portion of the exhibit depicts the events of 9/11 and the immediate aftermath, while the Downtown Rising portion reflects the changes in the skyline of the area, particularly regarding the rebuilding of 7 World Trade Center and the Memorial Fountains.
Todd Stone. Image courtesy of the artist. James A. Michener Art Museum.
Education and Training
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1969-1971
B.F.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1974
Teachers and Influences
Larry Calgagno offered his studio loft to work and live in when Stone first came to New York in 1974.
Connection to Bucks County
Stone and his wife, Lori, moved to Kintnersville in 1986. They had been living in Italy during the early 1980s and, upon their return to the United States, searched for a home reminiscent of the rolling Italian countryside, which brought them to Bucks County.
Affiliations and Memberships
Member, Contemporary Arts Corridor of Eastern Pennsylvania
Member, New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Major Solo Exhibitions
Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1975
Ten Downtown, New York, New York, 1977
Tanglewood Gallery, New York, New York, 1978
Fred Dorfman Gallery, New York, New York, 1979
Martha White Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, 1981
Arras Gallery, New York, New York, 1983
Galerie Meissner, Hamburg, Germany, 1984
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, California, 1986
Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg, Germany, 1988
Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, New York, 1993
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, New York, 1995
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, New York, 1995
Old Forge/Art Center, Old Forge, New York, 1996
Stover Mill Gallery, Erwinna, Pennsylvania, 1996
Remington Museum, Ogdensburg, New York, 1996
Open Studio, New York, New York, 1999
Todd Stone: Witness, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown Pennsylvania, 2006
Witness // Downtown Rising, 4 World Trade Center, New York, New York, 2015
University of Albuquerque Watercolor Award, New Mexico, 1974
Lawrence Museum Purchase Award, 1975
Fellowship in Painting, National Endowment for the Arts, 1976
State Museum of Pennsylvania Painting Award, 1997
Mayfair Award, 1999
From Backdoor Mountain II
Upstream at the Narrows
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