oil on canvas
Painted in 1955.
Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Art of Houston, n.d.;
New York, Kraushaar Galleries, John Koch, February-March, 1958, no. 17;
New York, Museum of the City of New York, John Koch in New York, 1963, p. 32, illus.;
Hartford, Trinity College, Widener Gallery, The Albert L Heydeman Collection, December, 1966-February, 1967, no. 25;
New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allen Museum, The Collection of Albert L. Hydeman, 1969;
Brockton, Massachusetts, Brockton Art Center, The Hydeman Collection, March- April, 1971;
New York, The New York Cultural Center, John Koch, February-April, 1973, no. 12, illus.
Dorothy Parker, New York at 6:30pm, in Esquire Magazine, Vol. LXII, November, 1964, p. 96, illus.;
The New York Times Book Review, November 25, 1962, reproduced on the cover
The world of John Koch was a world of light, occupying intimate spaces in privileged interiors with models, actors, musicians and artists. During a time of modernism and abstraction, he was realist, filling his compositions with both a clarity and warmth achieved by mixing natural and electric light in the rooms he depicted. His version of the modern sensibility focused on the transcendent qualities of elegance, lyricism and hopeful anticipation. "I am quite visibly a realist, occupied essentially with human beings, the environments they create, and their relationships," he said. Reminding us of Vermeer, in Koch’s paintings we find a calm and quiet world filled with treasures that await our discovery. (AskART Biography -http://www.askart.com/askart/artist.aspx?artist=25399)
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