Thor Wickstrom is a classically trained oil painter. In the tradition of French "plein air" painters, he paints outdoors on the streets of New York and in the Berkshire hills, using traditional materials - a field easel, wooden palette, fine oil colors and linen canvas. Using painterly brushwork, he makes realist landscape paintings, cityscapes and studio interiors that capture the natural light of the moment and the vibrant colors of the day. Whether painting the Brooklyn Bridge, the Lower East Side, Inwood Park in Upper Manhattan, or the green fields of North Adams and Williamstown, Massachusetts, Thor returns to paint the places he loves. In the studio, Wickstrom's fondness for atmosphere and mood infuse his still lifes, figures, and interior scenes. Drawing inspiration from Impressionism, American Realism, Ashcan painters, and contemporary representational art, Thor creates works that reflect his own distinct character and vision.
Born in 1960, Thor moved to New York in 1979 to study oil painting at the Art Students League with Robert Philipp, Julian Levy and Joseph Hirsch. In 1984, he studied at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris with Jean Francois Debord. To better understand traditional oil painting technique, he has copied from masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Louvre in Paris. Offering his paintings for sale online, Thor sells to collectors around the world and accepts commissions for specific pieces.
He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.
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