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Stephen Hannock

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Landscape painting with reflection of sun on river by Stephen Hannock.

Flooded River with Fog Ribbon (Mass MoCA #311), 2019

polished oil on canvas

16 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. / 41.9 x 64.8 cm

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Landscape painting depicting the Hogsmill River Oxbow and the reflection of the sunset by Stephen Hannock.

Hogsmill River Oxbow, Flooded: for Bridget (Mass MoCA #281), 2018

polished mixed media on canvas

36 x 60 x 1 1/4 in. / 91.4 x 152.4 x 3.2 cm

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Stephen Hannock work depicting Titan's Goblet leaking water.

Titan's Goblet in the Third Millennium (Mass MoCA #280), 2018

polished mixed media on canvas

30 x 24 x 1 1/4 in. / 76.2 x 61 x 3.2 cm

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Stephen Hannock work depicting morning fog and floating greenery.

Morning Fog for Ophelia (Mass MoCA #283), 2018

polished mixed media on canvas

7 x 7 1/2 in. / 17.8 x 19.1 cm

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Landscape painting depicting the sun's reflection onto foggy water with pink hues by Stephen Hannock.

Flooded River with Red Maple (Mass MoCA #241), 2016

polished oil on canvas

44 1/8 x 72 in. / 112.1 x 182.9 cm

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Dark landscape painting with bright rockets flying through the evening fog by Stephen Hannock.

Rockets Through the Evening Fog (Mass MoCA #252), 2015

polished oil on canvas

60 1/8 x 48 in. / 152.7 x 121.9 cm

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Stephen Hannock work depicting an aerial view of a cityscape with winding river down the middle.

Northern City Renaissance, Mauve Dawn (Mass MoCA #161), 2012-2014

polished mixed media on canvas

three pieces, overall: 96 x 144 in. / 243.8 x 365.8 cm

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Abstract painting depicting a storm launch through dark clouds by Stephen Hannock.

Storm Launch through Cloud Column (Mass MoCA #186), 2013

polished oil on canvas

14 x 10 1/2 in. / 35.6 x 26.7 cm

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Stephen Hannock painting depicting cityscape aerial view of Southern California.

A Recent History of Art in Southern California (Mass MoCA #165), 1998-2012

polished mixed media on canvas

96 x 240 in. / 243.8 x 609.6 cm

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Landscape painting with reflection of sun on river by Stephen Hannock.

Flooded River with Fog Ribbon (Mass MoCA #311), 2019

polished oil on canvas

16 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. / 41.9 x 64.8 cm

Landscape painting depicting the Hogsmill River Oxbow and the reflection of the sunset by Stephen Hannock.

Hogsmill River Oxbow, Flooded: for Bridget (Mass MoCA #281), 2018

polished mixed media on canvas

36 x 60 x 1 1/4 in. / 91.4 x 152.4 x 3.2 cm

Stephen Hannock work depicting Titan's Goblet leaking water.

Titan's Goblet in the Third Millennium (Mass MoCA #280), 2018

polished mixed media on canvas

30 x 24 x 1 1/4 in. / 76.2 x 61 x 3.2 cm

Stephen Hannock work depicting morning fog and floating greenery.

Morning Fog for Ophelia (Mass MoCA #283), 2018

polished mixed media on canvas

7 x 7 1/2 in. / 17.8 x 19.1 cm

Landscape painting depicting the sun's reflection onto foggy water with pink hues by Stephen Hannock.

Flooded River with Red Maple (Mass MoCA #241), 2016

polished oil on canvas

44 1/8 x 72 in. / 112.1 x 182.9 cm

Dark landscape painting with bright rockets flying through the evening fog by Stephen Hannock.

Rockets Through the Evening Fog (Mass MoCA #252), 2015

polished oil on canvas

60 1/8 x 48 in. / 152.7 x 121.9 cm

Stephen Hannock work depicting an aerial view of a cityscape with winding river down the middle.

Northern City Renaissance, Mauve Dawn (Mass MoCA #161), 2012-2014

polished mixed media on canvas

three pieces, overall: 96 x 144 in. / 243.8 x 365.8 cm

Abstract painting depicting a storm launch through dark clouds by Stephen Hannock.

Storm Launch through Cloud Column (Mass MoCA #186), 2013

polished oil on canvas

14 x 10 1/2 in. / 35.6 x 26.7 cm

Stephen Hannock painting depicting cityscape aerial view of Southern California.

A Recent History of Art in Southern California (Mass MoCA #165), 1998-2012

polished mixed media on canvas

96 x 240 in. / 243.8 x 609.6 cm

Color photograph of Stephen Hannock working on a painting.

Stephen Hannock in his studio.

About

Stephen Hannock was born in 1951 Albany, New York and lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts. 

Hannock's singular techniques—extensive layering of color and collaged elements as well as lacquered surfaces that have been buffed to a dreamlike sheen—make each painting, no matter its size, instantly identifiable as his own. This multi-layered approach to painting includes the landscapes of Cole, the stage-like settings of the pre-Raphaelites, and the sweeping panoramas and mis en scène in the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Hannock describes his approach to image-making as "kidnapping vistas," which take on new forms and atmospheres through his painting. He is drawn to the way mood is composed within the work to create a story that is literally written into the fabric of the piece. Hannock’s addition of diaristic texts and photographic images to the mountains, trees and fields comprises his unique contribution to 20th Century landscape painting. Hannock, in essence, interrupts the realism of his landscapes, transforming them into self-portraits.

Stephen Hannock’s work can be found in public collections throughout the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The Yale University Art Gallery, among numerous other collections. 

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