January 6, 2018



The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY has announced it will open a feature exhibition:
Time Travel in the Burchfield Archives: Paintings and Drawings by Philip Koch   
April 13 through July 29, 2018.

During the two and a half years of his being Artist in Residence at the museu Koch traveled repeatedly to Buffalo to paint in the areas that had inspired the famous 20th century artist Charles Burchfield. He also spent many hours studying Burchfield's journals and drawings from the museum's Burchfield Archives. Koch, who grew up near Buffalo, described the Burchfield Residency as a "extraordinary time of personal discovery."

Above: Koch working in his studio on one of the paintings to be included in the exhibit, Late Winter Sun, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.





November 30, 2017

Philip Koch will give a gallery talk "John Sloan from an Artist's Perspective" at Delaware Art Museum on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free on Sundays. All Welcome.


August 3,
 2017



At the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY my painting Uncharted II continues hanging next to the famous American Impressionist artist Willard Metcalf's The Hills in February in the Museum's feature exhibition 23 Pairs through August 11, 2017.

July 13, 2017

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Maine has an exhibit of Koch's paintings on display through July 21, 2017.

Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY has begun organizing a feature exhibition of Philip Koch's paintings and drawings from his two years as their Artist in Residence. It is scheduled to open in April 2018.




April 8, 2017



Koch's oil Blackbird's Pond III, 13 1/2 x 18", 2016 is included in the invitational exhibition Maine: The Way Life Is at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, ME through April 29, 2017. Says Koch "This painting celebrates the inescapable feel one has in the darkness of the inland forest and seeing that pierced by the sun at the edge of a hidden pond."



March 31, 2017




The March/April 2017 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine has a full page devoted to the Arnot Art Museum's pairing of Philip Koch's oil Uncharted II with the famous American Impressionist painter Willard Metcalf's oil in the Museum's current exhibition 23 Pairs.

December 24,
2016

Art in America magazine's January issue carries a full page ad for Koch's upcoming exhibition at Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN Feb. 3 - March 25, 2017.



October 9, 2016



In late September Philip Koch enjoyed his 16th residency in Edward Hopper's Truro, MA studio. Here Koch is working on a new painting that will be included in his upcoming solo exhibition at Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN Jan. - Mar. 2017.

September 9, 2016



The Residency Experience: Paintings by Philip Koch from the Burchfield ResidencyOct. 1-30. Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, Maine.
Reception- Sat. Oct. 1, 5 p.m. Artist Talk- 6 p.m. During 2015 & 2016 Koch was invited to serve as the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, one of the two major art museums in Buffalo, NY. This show is a preview of a major museum exhibition of Koch's paintings that is in the planning stages at the Burchfield Penney.


August 25, 2016




August 3,
 2016




The Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN wil present Light and Shadow: Drawings and Paintings by Philip Koch from Edward Hopper's Studio Jan. 20 - Mar. 25, 2017. Above is one of the main galleries at the Swope.

July 21, 2016



The new book Art of Acadia by David Little and Carl Little, a 280 page historical survey of artists' response to the area that became Acadia National Park in Maine since colonial times includes a large reproduction of Koch's painting North Passage, oil on canvas, 46 x 60", 2011.




The August 2016 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine carries a feature about Koch's residencies in Edward Hopper's Truro studio and annouced the slide talk Koch will be giving Sept. 24 at the Truro Historical Museum in Truro, MA.

July 3, 2016



Koch's painting North Passage was selected by David and Carl Little for their new book The Art of Acadia to be published at the beginning of August by Down East Books. The painting will be in the special exhibition for the centennal of Acadia National Park at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Maine July 20 - August 13. On Aug. 10 Carl Little will give a talk and book signing at 6 pm at Courthouse Gallery.


June 14, 2016


Philip Koch spent a week in Buffalo, NY again last week as the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Much of the time he painted landscapes like the one above in areas where Charles Burchfield used to work. Koch also had a planning meeting with Scott Propeak, BPAC's Head Curator to begin organizing a major exhibition Koch paintings at the museum for 2017 or 2018.

June 3, 2016



This painting Out to Sea, Ogunquit II, oil on panel, 6 1/2 x 13", 2016 will be available in the Ogunquit Museum of American Art's Art by the Sea Gala and Auction August 20, 2016. 

Four new Philip Koch oils are included in the Spring Show at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Maine.

Two paintings Koch made during his residencies inside Edward Hopper's former painting studio in Truro on Cape Cod are on display in the After Hopper exhibition in the Wellfleet Public Library in Wellfleet, MA.


May 13, 2016

 

A flyer just came out announcing the slide talk Koch will be giving at the Truro Historical Museum about Edward Hopper on Cape Cod this September. A group of Koch's paintings will also be on display, including oil Koch painted of the interior of Hopper's Truro, MA studio during his 16 residencies there.


 

 

April 25, 2016

 

Philip Koch has just been awarded a 16th residency for this Fall in Edward Hopper's S. Truro, MA painting studio.

 


 

April 17, 2016

 

Philip Koch, January Thaw, oil on canvas, 45 x 60", 1984.

A big project is underway to catalogue several hundred examples of Koch's earlier work from the 1970's onward. Some new examples of the artist's paintings from that period are regularly being posted on the Earlier Work page of this website.

 

March 20, 2016

 

Koch spent several days in early March painting in the Nyack, NY area, the hometown of Edward Hopper. Here he is working on a painting of the house in neighboring Haverstraw, NY that Edward Hopper used for his famous oil House by the Railroad  now in MOMA in NYC. This is the house that inspired the set for Alred Hitchcock's classic 1960 film Psycho.

 

Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack will have the below drawing Koch made on this trip of Hopper's Nyack home available in its May 1 Benefit Auction. The drawing, Edward Hopper's House, Nyack, vine charcoal, 12 x 9" depicts the north side of Hopper's house with a view into his backyard.

 


 

February 14, 2016

 

The Cape Cod Life Annual 2016 Guide is out with an article about Edward Hopper's work on Cape Cod. The article draws extensively from the magazine's interview with Philip Koch.

 

 

January 22, 2016

The Feb/Mar issue of International Artist magazine carries a 10 page article on Philip Koch's paintings and drawings done in Edward Hopper's Cape Cod studio and his boyhood home in Nyack, NY.

 

 

 

December 25, 2015

Cape Cod Life magazine's upcoming 2016 Annual will feature some of Koch's painting done of the interior of Edward Hopper's Truro, MA studio.

 

December 16, 2015

International Artist magazine is planning to run a feature article on Koch's method of basing his painting on charcoal drawings he has made on location.  The article is scheduled to run in the magazine's Feb.- Mar. '16 issue.

 

December 9, 2015

 

The "About Philip Koch" page of this website now has a newly updated resume.

 

 November 7, 2015

 

Koch's paintings are included in new exhibitions this late Fall. Small Works at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, ME,  in the After Hopper exhibit at the Truro, MA Public Library on Cape Cod, at Nichols Gallery in Barboursville, VA, and at Button Gallery in Douglas, MI.

 

 

October 25, 2015

Listen to the new interview with Philip Koch conducted by the Clark Hulings Foundation. Click here.

 

October 24, 2015

 

Philip Koch speaking on Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on October 18.


 

October 11, 2015

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

What Do Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield Want to Say to Us Today? An illustrated talk by Philip Koch, Burchfied Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY.

Free with museum admission.

 

October 4, 2015

Buffalo, New York's Artvoice magazine's Oct. 1 issue has an interview with Philip Koch about his being the Artist In Residence for 2015-16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Link to article

 

September 8, 2015

 

On Sept. 3 Koch spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of 90+ at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA about his 15 residencies in Edward Hopper's former studio in Truro, MA. Above is Koch next to the banner Cape Cod Museum of Art produced for their current After Hopper exhibition. It reproduces a detail out of Koch's oil Rooms by the Sea III that is included in the show.

August 22, 2015

 

Koch traveled to the Burchfield Homestead Museum, the boyhood home of the painter Charles Burchfield in Salem, Ohio last week. The trip was part of Koch being the Artist-In-Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY this year. While there Koch made five drawings working from some of the sources that had inspired Burchfield. You can read the blog post Koch wrote about the experience.

 

August 6, 2015

 

 

 

Summerscapes, a three artist exhibit featuring Philip Koch's paintings at Nichols Gallery Annex in Barboursville, VA runs through August. Pictured is Koch's oil Stone City Barns, 24 x 48".

 

 

 

On Sept. 3 at 3:00 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA Koch will give a slide presentation on his 15 residencies staying and working in the former Edward Hopper studio in Truro. He will explain the special role Cape Cod played in Hopper's visual imagaination and show paintings Koch has made of the interior of Hopper's studio. The talk is featured as part of the opening of the After Hopper exhibition at the Museum that will included Koch's art. 

 

July 26, 2015

 

Celebrating Edward Hopper's Legacy on Cape Cod This Week

Philip Koch will have several paintings made on location in Edward Hopper's former studio in Truro on Cape Cod included in this special exhibition

After Hopper Opening Reception
Saturday, August 1 from 5:00 to 7:00
We hope you can join us at the Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans

The impact Edward Hopper's work has on contemporary artists and the market is rising with international coverage and soaring auction prices. Our region's high regard for historic architecture combined with our protected, natural environment, and Hopper’s decades of painting on Cape Cod, make this the ideal place for artists and art lovers to get a deeper understanding of Hopper's work and influences. "After Hopper" celebrates the integral part he has played in our country's artistic heritage and the effects his work has on today's painters.

We invite you to preview the over 50 new works at addisonart.com/afterhopper and in the gallery.

For more information or to reserve work, please email or call 508.255.6200. Thank you.After Hopper Opening Reception

Saturday, August 1 from 5:00 to 7:00
We hope you can join us at the Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans

The impact Edward Hopper's work has on contemporary artists and the market is rising with international coverage and soaring auction prices. Our region's high regard for historic architecture combined with our protected, natural environment, and Hopper’s decades of painting on Cape Cod, make this the ideal place for artists and art lovers to get a deeper understanding of Hopper's work and influences. "After Hopper" celebrates the integral part he has played in our country's artistic heritage and the effects his work has on today's painters.

We invite you to preview the over 50 new works at addisonart.com/afterhopper and in the gallery.

For more information or to reserve work, please email or call 508.255.6200. Thank you.

 

 

July 14, 2015

link to the article

DownEast magazine's July '15 issue contains an about a house that Edward Hopper made a painting of. The article cites Koch's own "impressive" paintings of Ogunquit and other areas of Maine and calls Koch a "leading authority" on the work of Edward Hopper.