Mark Geller -Panoramic View of Teepees in an Indian Camp -Oil painting
oil painting on board -Signed
frame size 24 x 12"
Board size 8x20"
Mark Geller began painting professionally in the early 1970s. From a very early age, Mark had been interesed in art due to the interest shown by his father, a pastel artist. Fascinated with American landscape, Mark moved in 1977 to the Midwest where he traveled for the next thirteen years and developed a great love for the majestic scenery. Here he painted the Great Plains, the Colorado Rockies and the Kansas wheatfields. He continued on throughout Nebraska, Texas, New Mexico and the Dakotas.Primarily self-taught, Mark was first encouraged by a primary school art teacher who saw his innate ability and urged him to develop his own signature style. His critiques helped shape Mark's style and form while introducing him to many American artist such as the Hudson River School artists, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole.He toured many American galleries searching for the techniques and palettes and found inspiration in the great masterpieces of Europe especially in Paris. While strong in his admiration for these great works, he returned repeatedly to "the power of simplicity" and focused his work on the "natural" look of the American countryside whether it be the wigwams of the Plains Indians, or the nostalgic barns of rural California.While winning many honors at shows and exhibitions, his most recent accomplishments include winning the American Artist magazine "People's Choice" award in 1997, the "Nightwalker '97" Best of Show award at Ft. Collins, Colorado, and inclusion in the California Collectors edition of the October 1997 issue of Southwest Art, as well as January / February 2001 "13th Anniversary Issue" of Art of the West magazine.