Andrew Stevovich, ‘Jessie's Diner, Drawing 33’, 2016, Adelson Galleries

Framed dimensions: 30 1/2 x 48 3/4 x 2 inches
A noted contemporary figurative painter, Stevovich grew up in Washington, D.C., and as a young child spent time roaming the halls of the National Gallery of Art, where he was particularly drawn to the Renaissance paintings that would come to inform his work. Stevovich's images depict ordinary men and women in everyday situations and locations -- in restaurants and bars, at the beach, on public transportation -- but they convey a sense of mystery, creating more questions than they answer.

Although Stevovich's paintings are set in the contemporary world, their crisp design, brilliant color and meticulous surface finishes recall the Renaissance works he loved as a child. He works in oil and pastel, and is also an accomplished printmaker and etcher. Stevovich holds degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts College of Art, and is represented in many important public and private collections. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions across the United States as well as abroad.

Signature: Lower right: AVS 30 Sept 2016

Part of the artist's most recent solo exhibition at Adelson Galleries Boston, "Contemplating Figures," May 4 - June 24, 2018.

About Andrew Stevovich

Austrian-born figurative painter Andrew Stevovich spent time as a child roaming the halls of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he was particularly drawn to the Italian Renaissance and Expressionist paintings that would come to inform his work. Stevovich's paintings depict men and women in formal dress in cafes, nightclubs, the cinema, carnivals, and gaming halls. Rendered primarily in oil and pastel, his style is defined by simple, clean forms, vivid color, and impeccably finished surfaces that recall the seminal works of the Renaissance.

Austrian-American, b. 1948