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Don Stone, N.A. 1929-2015


10 x 12 Oil on panel

16.5 x 18.5 gilt wood frame

Signed lower left “Don Stone N.A.”

PROVENANCE: Acquired from the Crane Collection, Wellesley, MA, 2005


Internationally known modern impressionist painter Don Stone has been elected to full membership in the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and has been designated as a Dolphin Fellow of the latter group. In addition, Stone is a member of the Allied Artists of America, the Hudson Valley Art Asociation, the Guild of Boston Artists, the Copley Society of Boston, the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Art Association and a number of smaller regional art associations with whom he has exhibited over the years. He has been exhibited in various public museums, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He has won numerous awards, including two Greenshields Foundation grants.

To view the artistic accomplishments of Don Stone is an arresting experience. Few artists have so successfully mastered so many different paint mediums, and, with each new exploration, presented a fresh means of expression. Working with vigorous, moving watercolor, he captures momentary visual sensations, and an immediacy that is translated into works of stunning accuracy and vitality in the precision of his oils and watercolors. The painterly quality of his oils reinforces the consistency in variety in all his painted responses, and, like his other paintings, they are conspicuous for their sheer visual pleasure.

Another uniting factor in these skilled and versatile paintings is the distinctly American point of view. Don Stone's deeply rooted respect for the American Traditiion of Realism is expressed in his choice of subject from the well-known marine paintings to the rural New England landscapes, both occasionally peopled with characters that embody the very pulse of the American heritage.

Don's works are included in the premanent collections of Dartmouth College, Marietta College, the Mobile Art Museum (Mobile, AL), the University of New Hampshire, the Peabody Maritime Museum, the Canton Art Institute (Canton, OH), the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH), and Berkshire Community College. He has been featured in several books and publications, including Down East Magazine, Modern Oil Impresionists (Ron Hanson, North Light Books, 1992), and Monhegan, The Artists' Island (Blake, North Light Books, 1992).

Copyright © 1997-2002 Don Stone.


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