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BIOGRAPHY - Erik Koeppel B. 1980

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Erik Koeppel was born in Oregon, and spent his childhood moving with his family through many of the most beautiful landscapes of North America from the Rocky Mountains, to Southern California, to the Appalachian Range. At the age of ten, he settled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where he drew obsessively from nature, and began to develop a love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation. Erik received his formal training from the Rhode Island School of Design followed by the New York Academy of Art, and an annual apprenticeship in Wiscasset, Maine with his professor and friend, Seaver Leslie. After copying extensively from the Italian Masters, he developed a body of work that has been exhibited and collected internationally, and represented across the United States. Koeppel’s mastery of traditional techniques has led him to become one of very few young contemporary artists whose work is regularly exhibited with historic masters of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. He has hung beside Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, John Frederick Kensett, and George Inness, and has had the distinguished honor of entering collections including artists of this caliber.  American Artist, PleinAir Magazine, and other respected publications have covered his progress.

Artist Statement:

In the act of painting, I have sought to discover that highest knowledge of Beauty, poetic and philosophical, that has been the common thread between all of the Great Masters of Art. I have spent hours staring at the finest masterpieces in museums worldwide in an effort to decipher that meditative effect that distinguishes greatness from proficiency, and have made the creation of that sentiment my central goal as an artist. Following this path has led me to study deeply the sciences of philosophy, design, linear perspective, anatomy, color, optics, architecture, botany, light and atmosphere with respect to their purposes in art, and I have built a foundation of consistent formal principles that work in harmony to illuminate meaning in painting. As my subject, I have chosen the universal human condition in this world, and have sought wherever possible to discard the sociopolitical fashions of contemporary culture in favor of those enduring sentiments that we all encounter in life. It is my belief that to experience the Beauty of our existence here in this magnificent landscape is the only way to happiness. My intention as an artist is to share that Beauty.
 

AVAILABLE WORKS
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Winter Light in the White Mountains
Oil on panel
18 x 14 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Sunset Over Lake Champlain
Oil on panel
24 x 36 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Moonrise Over Doublehead
Oil on panel
24 x 34 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Sunset from Little Roundtop, Gettysburg
Oil on canvas
12 x 22 inches
Signed
Sold Works
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Morning, Red Bird Slough, Sarasota, FL
Oil on panel
9 x 14 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Sunset at Olana, Hudson Valley, NY
Oil on canvas
30 x 48 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Chocorua
Oil on canvas
16 x 26 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Sunset at the Davis Farm, Jackson, N.H.
Oil on canvas
21 x 36 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Evening Light, Siesta Key Beach, FL
Oil on panel
8 x 12 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
The Yosemite Valley
Oil on canvas
16 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Summer Rain
Oil on canvas
14 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Sunset over the Laguna
Oil on board
5 7/8 x 11 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Afterglow in the Tropics
Oil on panel
14 x 18 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Florida Sun
Oil on panel
6.625 x 14 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Sunrise in the Tropics
Oil on panel
11 x 18 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Florida Afterglow
Oil on panel
12 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Coconut Palms
Oil on board
8 x 11 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
A Farm in the Tarn Valley
Oil on panel
8 x 12 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Palm in Evening Light
Oil on board
7 x 5 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Dream Lake, Storm in the Rockies
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Clouds in the Presidential Range
Oil on panel
9 x 14 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Coconut Palms
Oil on board
11 x 7 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Last Rays, Florida
Oil on canvas
14 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
A Spring Morning in Jackson
Oil on board
11 x 9 inches
Signed, also signed and titled on the reverse
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Morning Light in the Tarn Valley, France
Oil on panel
7 x 12 inches
Signed, also signed and titled on the reverse
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Florida Sunset
Oil on canvas
10 x 16 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Florida Afterglow
Oil on panel
10 x 16 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Florida Twilight
Oil on panel
10 x 18 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Caribbean Shore
Oil on panel
8 x 12 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Jungle Path
Oil on panel
12 x 9 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Tropical Beach Study
Oil on panel
8 x 12 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Lone Palm, Ft. Pierce, FL.
Oil on panel
6 x 4 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Indian River County, Florida
Oil on canvas
14 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
A Farm in the Hudson Valley
Oil on panel
12 x 10 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Long Island Beach
Oil on panel
5 x 12 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Woodland Path
Oil on panel
11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
The Big Sur Coast
Oil on panel
8 x 14 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
The Yosemite Valley (El Capitain and Bridalveil Fall)
Oil on panel
10 x 16 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Florida Palm at Sunset
Oil on panel
7 x 11 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Three Palms at the Ft. Pierce Inlet
Oil on panel
4 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Inland Florida, Indian River County
Oil on board
7 x 11 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Winter in Jackson
Oil on canvas
14 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Pastoral Morning
Oil on canvas
16 x 24 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Along the Hudson
Oil on canvas
14 x 22 inches
Signed
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Erik Koeppel
B. 1980
Glen Ellis Falls
Oil on masonite
16 x 12 inches
Signed; also signed and titled on the reverse