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.

 

March 19, 2015

 

Fine Art Connoisseur magazine's April '15 issue contains this feature on Edward Hopper House Art Center's exhibition of Koch's art.

 

March 11, 2015

 

Burchfield Penny Art Center, one of the two major art museums in Buffalo, NY placed Koch's most recent art blog "What Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield Showed Me" on their museum website. Here is the link to their page.

 

 

March 8, 2015

 

The Edward Hopper House Art Center's current exhibition Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors is up and running through April 12, 2015. There was a wonderful turn out to both the opening reception on Feb. 14 and for a galler talk by the artist on March 6. Above is Philip Koch in the Hopper House galleries with his paintings Yellow Arcadia at the left and The Reach IV at the right.

 

 

January 16, 2015

 

 

Here is a preview of the cover of the eight page exhibition catalogue for the upcoming Koch show at Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY. It will be a large show combining Koch's romantic landscape paintings with selections from the long series of interior paintings he has made during his 15 residencies in Edward Hopper's former studio on Cape Cod.

 

 

January 3, 2015

 

A new 8 page catalogue is in production for Edward Hopper House Art Center's upcoming exhibition Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors. It will be available free at the Hopper House Art Center (Edward Hopper's boyhood home in Nyack, NY) during the run of the show Feb. 14 - April 12, 2015.

 

 

November 18, 2014

Click here to read the article on Koch's current exhibit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts by Rebecca Massie Lane, the Museum's Director, that appeared on the front page of the features section of the Sunday Nov. 16 Herald Mail of Hagerstown, MD. 


November 17, 2014

Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY has just announced on their website the upcoming exhibition of my paintings Feb. 15 - April 12, 2015.

 

November 9, 2014

 

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition The Mirror of Nature: The Art of Philip Koch has opened in Hagerstown, MD. Included are 32 oils, pastels, and vine charcoal drawings. Included are Koch's large panoramas of the natural world, intimate forests, and paintings Koch made during his 15 residencies in the studio of Edward Hopper on Cape Cod.

 

 

 

October 30, 2014

 

 

This is the new 8 page catalogue for the Washington County Museum of Fine Art's show The Mirror of Nature: The Art of Philip Koch. It is available free at the Museum through the run of the exhibition (Nov. 8, 2014 - Feb. 22, 2015). 

 

 

October 15, 2014

Philip Koch's paintings on display in the American Masters exhibition at the Salmagundi Club of New York through October 24. Left: The Voyage of Memory, oil on canvas, 38 x 38, right top: Still Pine, oil on panel, 12 x 12", right bottom: Connecticut Shore, oil on panel, 8 x 16".

 

October 14, 2014

 

To be included in the Nov-Dec issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine:

 

 

September 13, 2014

 

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Hagerstown, MD) Sept/Oct newsletter announcement for the Museum's special preview reception for their featured exhibition of Philip Koch's paintings. For more information: www.wcmfa.org

 

 

 

August 13, 2014

Philip Koch traveled down to Washington, D.C. yesterday in the pouring rain that hit the MidAtlantic area to visit the Smithsonian Amey's weather.rican Art Museum. Here he is with Charles Burchfield's large watercolor Night of the Equinox, a fitting image for the day's weather.


 

 

July 9, 2014

 

This is the full page ad for Koch's paintings that appears in the July/August issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.

 


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June 21, 2014

 

 

Philip Koch spent a week painting in the White Mountains of New Hampshire last week. "I had worked in NH previously, but this trip had done more research on where to go to find the wide open panoramic views I was after. We stayed in the little town of Franconia, just north of the famed Franconia Notch that was painted by just about every Hudson River School artist back in the 19th century. I think I will be doing some serious new mountain paintings based on the vine charcoal drawings I made while up there. And I am already planning my return painting trip for next year, after we go to Truro, MA on Cape Cod for our 15th residency in Edward Hopper's old painting studio this Fall."

 

 

 

February 28, 2014

 

The April '14 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine carried a full page ad for Koch's paintings. Click on the image to see ad full size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 20, 2013

Maine's statewide weekend newspaper, the Maine Sunday Telegram carried a major article on Koch's exhibit in Stonington, Maine on the front page of its weekly cultural section. 

 


link to the full article