Stephen Hannock is an American painter best known for his large-scale atmospheric landscapes. Engaged with the history of landscape painting, Hannock employs viewpoints and expansive compositions which directly cite Hudson River School painters like Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand. Produced through built-up and intermittently sanded layers of paint, Hannock’s luminous works are polished smooth to create a photograph-like surface. Born on March 31, 1951 in Albany, NY, he studied at Bowdoin College and Smith College, before completing his BA at Hampshire College in 1976. Later, he worked as an apprentice to his former professor, the artist Leonard Baskin. Hannock's rise to prominence has been dotted with solo exhibitions at the Smith College Museum of Art and Marlborough Gallery in London. He currently lives and works in North Adams, MA. The artist’s works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.