2017 DUMA Biennial artist, Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart, St Paul, Minnesota
River of Industry, 1905, 2016, oil, 12×16

Once called a visual raconteur, Brian is known and collected nationally for the storytelling quality of his paintings featuring the everyday, the overlooked and the underappreciated. He’s a signature member of the exclusive Plein Air Painters of America and an artist member of the American Society of Marine Artists, California Art Club and the
Oil Painters of America.

Brian has had several one-man shows throughout the United States including two Museum shows and numerous group shows. His work has been awarded and featured in major publications. He won back to back “Best of Show” awards at the Coos Art Museum’s annual maritime show. He has served as juror and lecturer for national plein
air shows and been the subject of TV and on-line interviews.

His early training was at The Art Center in Los Angeles and later at Atelier’s Lack and LeSueur in Minnesota where he learned the classic, academic fundamentals as they were taught in Paris a century ago. He has taught workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad and also released an instructional video and recently written a book on the
rebirth of plein air painting: “An Artist’s Journey Via Catalina.”