Glenn Harrington

October 27 thru December 2, 2012

(Please note date change from prior published date)!

Gratz Gallery is pleased to announce a second exhibition of Bucks County artist, Glenn Harrington. Recognized and collected in both the United States and abroad, Harrington (b. 1959) has had an array of solo exhibitions at galleries across the globe, as well as having had his work exhibited at a selection of prestigious museums. The exhibition, which runs from October 27th through December 2, 2012, will feature a selection of Glenn's local landscapes and luminous portraiture. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday October 27, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm.

Glenn has been quite busy since his exhibition at the gallery in 2010. He was commissioned to paint 16 paintings to illustrate the forthcoming book, Esther, by Crossway Publishing. He has continued to paint commissioned portraits for the World Golf Hall of Fame; recently completing portraits of Phil Mickelson and the four additional inductees from the class of 2012. Additionally, he has participated in several group and one-man shows and was accepted into the Oil Painters of America nationally juried exhibitions in Colorado and Vermont. Glenn is currently putting together a book on his collected work, which showcases both older and current work.

Glenn became a full-time painter and illustrator after his graduation from Pratt Institute in 1981. His illustrations appear on over 600 book covers; however, he is perhaps best known for his beautiful figurative and landscape compositions. Harrington's soft brushstrokes and unparalleled manipulation of light combine to create powerful and dramatic compositions. Although his paintings are carefully considered, there is an undeniable sense of naturalness that only the most masterful painter can create. His recent figurative work is dramatic and theatrical and brings to mind qualities of the Pre-Raphaelite painters.  Harrington is a longtime resident of Pipersville, Pennsylvania, so do not be surprised if you recognize the landscape in his work, as many of his paintings depict the area's most treasured vistas and landmarks.

Glenn has received many awards for his artwork including the Portrait Society of America Award of Excellence (2009), The Draper Grand Prize at the annual Juried Exhibit of the Portrait Society of America (2007), and the Award of Excellence at the annual Juried Exhibit of Oil Painters of America (2007) among many others. Most recently his painting, Catnap, won the top prize at The International Guild of Realism (2010) in Palm Desert, California. His work has been featured in many prestigious publications including: American Arts Quarterly, American Art Collector, International Artists Magazine, the covers of American Artist & US Art, New Art International, The New York Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

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