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Loren Baker

Sandra Bowden

Gurdon Brewster

Nancy Chinn

Kate Curry

Donald Forsythe

Erica Grimm-Vance

Edward Knippers

Krystyna Sanderson

Mary Trent Scott

Susan Kelly vonMedicus





image of "Elijah and the Fiery Chariot"

Elijah and the Fiery Chariot
Edward Knippers
oil on paper

One of the most compelling aspects of Knipper's paintings are their striking physicality. The tactile record of movement and gesture are the strengths of his work. His oeuvre is anchored in the long tradition of Biblical narrative painting and owes much to the Baroque and German Expressionist movements.

In the Old Testament story the prophet Elijah departs from the earth in a chariot of fire, witnessed by his successor Elisha. A whirlwind surrounds Elijah as he is transported to the heavens. Knipper's work does not attempt to recreate reality, but serves the narrative by creating a visually compelling drama.

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