Spring Farm

Spring Farm, watercolor, 15" x 13"

John Stephen Klopp has been painting for over 35 years. He has concentrated his efforts on landscapes and farm settings of Iowa and the surrounding Upper Mississippi Valley region. His subject matter more recently includes locations in Colorado and Northeastern New Mexico around the Taos and Pecos areas.

The native Iowan initially studied painting in the late sixties and early seventies at Centenary College of Louisiana under William McNamara. Much of his work reflects a contemporary American realism in a regionalist spirit influenced by Marvin Cone, early works of Grant Wood, and the Pennsylvanian expressionist genre of Daniel Garber.

Klopp produces work in watercolors and oils and is currently represented by a number of galleries, including The Chait Galleries, Iowa City; Catiri's Art Oasis, the Amana Colonies; and Wiederspan Gallery in Cedar Rapids. His paintings can be found in corporate collections throughout the Midwest as well as private collections ranging from the United States to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

text and image from The Chait Galleries Downtown

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