April Artist – Walter Piepke

Walter Piepke an NECC Member, has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MA in German from the University of New Hampshire. He moved to Portland in May 2012, and prior to that he worked as an art teacher in northern Virginia.

Artist Statement: Besides watercolors, I also do oil paintings, etchings, and pottery. I find the winter months are always a good time to do watercolors because I can be free to let the colors dictate the images. I produce from memory and imagination. For this exhibit, I have prepared some figurative work, a few landscapes and waterscapes from previous sketches, and a couple of abstracts.

He is represented by the Mahler Fine Arts Gallery (Raleigh, NC) and the Frame Gallery (Staunton, VA). On the east coast, he had a number of one-man shows at the Mahler Fine Art Gallery, Fredericksburg Arts Center, and Theatergalerie Meunster (Germany), and many others. His work is included in a number of permanent collections, including:

Muscarelle Museum of Art (College of William & Mary, Virginia); Allen R. Hite Art Institute (University of Louisville); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); Yale University Art Gallery; Boston Public Library Print Collection; Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC); Montgomery Museum of Art (Alabama); and New Orleans Museum of Art

For more information on Piepke and his work, see information from the Mahler Fine Arts Gallery.

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