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Philip Koch will be showing new works in a solo exhibition at the Somerville Manning Gallery from April 9 – May 8.
Koch is well known for his colorful, panoramic landscapes that celebrate light and shadow. Less known is that he was originally an abstract artist. A pivotal event for him was seeing the work of Edward Hopper. It inspired him early in his career to change to painting in a realist direction. Koch has been given unprecedented access to Hopper’s studio on Cape Cod, enjoying 17 residencies there since 1983, an honor granted to no other living American artist. Sixteen American art museums hold Koch’s work in their permanent collections. He has had his work featured in seventeen solo museum exhibitions.