FATHER & SON: JEFFREY AND BROCK LARSON
Brock Larson began painting at a very early age under the guidance of his father, Jeffrey T. Larson, and grandfather, Marvin Espe– you could say this exhibition is a culmination of this life-long partnership. We are pleased to welcome this father and son duo for the first exhibition of their work side by side.
Father, Jeffrey, studied in Minneapolis at Atleier Lack. Richard Lack is considered one of the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century. The traditional art education can be seen in Larson’s masterfully executed still lifes which have almost the feeling of trompe l’oeil. He has also received acclaim for his depictions of everyday life, from sitting by the campfire to hanging out the laundry. Larson seniors work is grounded in the methods of the old masters while portraying contemporary subject matter and composition. In his paintings we see the elevation of everyday, mundane items to objects d’art.
Although still a young man, not quite 30 years, Brock has been able to pack a lot into those years. He began his formal education in art at the Atelier Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis. During his final year of school, Brock began teaching evening classes in art. It was from there that he and his father decided to begin their own academic program. Larson junior has received many honors in his career so far, most recently he was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon and was selected as the annual Minnesota State Bar Associations presidential portrait painter. Currently his focus is on plein air and landscape painting, but he also creates stunning still life.
The duo also created the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art from a gothic cathedral in Duluth, Minnesota which they purchased and renovated. The atelier offers workshops as well as full-time programming where they follow the classical order of learning.
This is a show you don’t want to miss! Artist reception from 5-8pm on Friday March 22, 2019 at Helena Fox Fine Art.