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Oil on Canvas Board
18 x 24 inches
22 5/8 x 29 1/8 inches framed
Signed Stephen R. Peck Washington, 1936 lower left
Winsor & Newton NY, NY label en verso with N234 in pen
Brilliant colors with some inpainting in the sky.
Woodstock NY origin

Stephen Rogers Peck (December 18, 1912-February 1, 1988). Stephen Rogers Peck was born in Cortland, New York. He trained at the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, which had been founded by George Fisk Comfort, the founder of the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, an institution where Peck later exhibited in the 1930’s. During World War II Peck served in the Army. Following his return he taught at Syracuse University as an assistant professor, then at the Parsons School of Design, and finally at Pratt Institute from 1952 to 1960. He was a noted lecturer in Human Anatomy and authored and illustrated one of the most important books published on the subject. The book, “Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist”, published in 1951, is still considered one of the best resources for those interested in studying the human form. He moved from Westchester, New York, to South Pasadena, Florida in 1984 and while there authored another book, “Atlas of Facial Expression”, published in 1987. He was a member of Artist Equity, NY. Peck is best remembered for his portraits and WPA era images. Source: Geoffrey K. Fleming, Former Director, Bridge Hampton Historical Society, and Current Director, Southold Historical Society.