Walter Stuempfig

American, 1914–1970

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Walter Stuempfig

American, 1914–1970

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Resolutely against the dominance of abstraction and the avant-garde in the 20th century, Walter Stuempfig remained committed to naturalism and the academic tradition throughout his career. A prolific painter, his subject matter included urban and natural landscapes, still lifes, figure studies, and portraits of his family and friends. Stuempfig ardently admired Nicolas Poussin, Caravaggio, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and considered himself a romantic realist. Like Edward Hopper, to whom he is often compared, Stuempfig created works infused with moodiness, melancholy, and a sense of the loneliness of modern life.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Resolutely against the dominance of abstraction and the avant-garde in the 20th century, Walter Stuempfig remained committed to naturalism and the academic tradition throughout his career. A prolific painter, his subject matter included urban and natural landscapes, still lifes, figure studies, and portraits of his family and friends. Stuempfig ardently admired Nicolas Poussin, Caravaggio, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and considered himself a romantic realist. Like Edward Hopper, to whom he is often compared, Stuempfig created works infused with moodiness, melancholy, and a sense of the loneliness of modern life.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more