Jeffrey T. Larson was born in 1962 in Two Harbors, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities. At the age of seventeen he began his classical studies with traditional atelier training under Richard Lack at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, MN. Following his four- year training at Atelier Lack(1980-1984), Larson studied the work of the masters in the United States and abroad. These exercises included sculpting, which granted Larson a superior understanding of volume and form that is evident in his paintings today. Larson also served as the assistant Director and Head Instructor at Atelier LeSeur in Minnesota (1984-1986).

A Trademark of Larson’s work is his ability to elevate his subject matter. In contrast to his outdoor painting where his focus is on the impression of sunlight, his studio paintings focus on a more contemplative, atmospheric light created by subtle changes in value and delicate brushwork. Whether outdoors or in the studio, Larson takes something that the eye would otherwise categorize as unremarkable, and presents it with such authority that we re-evaluate its artistic integrity, and ultimately find beauty and relevance in the thing itself.

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Jeffrey Larson

Jeffrey T. Larson was born in 1962 in Two Harbors, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities. At the age of seventeen he began his classical studies with traditional atelier training under Richard Lack at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, MN. Following his four- year training at Atelier Lack (1980-1984), Larson studied the work of the masters in the United States and abroad. These exercises included sculpting, which granted Larson a superior understanding of volume and form that is evident in his paintings today. Larson also served as the assistant Director and Head Instructor at Atelier LeSeur in Minnesota (1984-1986).

A trademark of Larson’s work is his ability to elevate his subject matter. In contrast to his outdoor painting where his focus is on the impression of sunlight, his studio paintings focus on a more contemplative, atmospheric light created by subtle changes in value and delicate brushwork. Whether outdoors or in the studio, Larson takes something which the eye would otherwise categorize as unremarkable, and presents it with such authority that we re-evaluate its artistic integrity, and ultimately find beauty and relevance in the thing itself.

Larson has been a featured artist in American Artist magazine, Classical Realism Journal, Fine art Connoisseur, and American Art Collector. Jeffrey T. Larson was the 2008 winner of the 25th Annual National Still Life Competition from The Artist’s Magazine. Larson won first and third place in the still life competition at the 5th International 2008/2009 ARC Salon Competition. In 2017 he also won first place in the figure painting category at the 13th Annual International ARC Salon. The Tweed Museum of Fine Art in Duluth, Minnesota held a major retrospective of his work going back 25 years.

In 2016 Larson bought, renovated and converted a turn of the century stone church into the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art that he co-runs with his son Brock. It offers a four year, Atelier style apprenticeship program for a very small and select group of students.

Exhibitions

2016 ‘Domestic Space‘ One Man Exhibition, The Tweed Museum, Duluth MN
2010 Tree’s Place Gallery “Recent Paintings by Jeffrey T. Larson”
2009 Tree’s Place Gallery “Following the Artistic Conscience” Exhibit
2009 One Man Exhibition at the Galleria, Edina, MN
2009 “Following the Artistic Conscience” Art Show – Tree’s Place Gallery
2008 12th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show – Tree’s Place Gallery
2008 One Man Exhibition – Tree’s Place Gallery – Orleans, MA
2008 Still-life Exhibit – Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
2007 Small Works Show – Tree’s Place Gallery
2007 11th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show – Tree’s Place Gallery
2007 One Man Exhibition at the Galleria, Edina, MN
2005 One Man Exhibition at the Galleria, Edina, MN
2005 US Artists American Fine Art Show – Arcadia Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Small Works Show – Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY
2004 U.S. Artists American Fine Arts Show – Arcadia Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 One Man Show – Wayzata Exhibition, Wayzata, MN
2001 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
2000 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1999 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1999 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1998 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1997 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1997 One Man Show – Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
1996 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1995 One Man Show – Minnesota River Gallery
1995 One Man Show – Ordway Estates
1994 One Man Show – Minnesota River Gallery
1993 One Man Show – Wayzata, MN
1993 One Man Show – Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, MN
1992 Atelier LeSeur Benefit Show, Excelsior, MN
1991 Traveling Show – Tokyo, Japan; Guam
1991 Living Impressions Show – The Beard Gallery, Mpls, MN
1989 One Man Show – Fullerton Estate
1988 One Man Show – Told Development
1988 One Man Show – Fullerton Estate
1989 – 1990 Participated in twelve Group Shows