Stephen GJERTSON ✿

Stephen Gjertson is an American Classical Realist painter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 1949. He first attended general school and art college, then studied for four years, from 1971 to 1975, at the Atelier Lack, where he was the top student.
Gjertson was famous for the elegant floral still lifes, made in the best traditions of the French artist Fantin-Latour.
Most of his recent works are either personal genre paintings with family members and friends, or more complex works on biblical themes or contemporary issues in symbolic interpretation.
His work combines subtle naturalism with great artistic style and balanced design. He has received several awards and has taken part in over fifty exhibitions featuring works by contemporary realists and impressionists.

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