Joseph McGurl is a painter from the Cape Cod area who is widely regarded to be one of the leaders of the current American Landscape school. His training has been thorough and exceptional having been schooled at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Massachusetts College of Art; the University of London; as well as extensive private training with the leading Boston School artist, Robert Cormier. His work has been exhibited by major galleries in Massachusetts and New York.
Mr. McGurl’s paintings have been included in several museum exhibitions in Massachusetts, New York, California, and Rhode Island as well as being exhibited in several group museum exhibitions which travelled throughout the country. He had retrospective solo shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Saint Botolph Club of Boston. McGurl has been designated a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center in New York. He has been elected to the Guild of Boston Artists and is a Copley Master with the Copley Society of Boston, a fellow with the American Society of Marine Artists, and a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America. His awards include the Guild of Boston Artists Gold Medallion and the John Singleton Copley Award for Artistic Achievement. He also received a Purchase Award, First Place in Landscape, and the Plein Air Magazine Award at the 2012-2013 Art Renewal Center International Salon.
McGurl’s brushwork has a decidedly tactile quality. He builds up his layers of paint much as a sculptor might build his work of art, deliberately and with confidence. His scenes often display the majestic side of Nature, but he also focuses on her more humble, private moments as well. “Yosemite”, for example, portrays the monolithic scale and grandeur of America’s wilderness, while “Field Study, Dawn East” gives the feeling of a small, familiar maritime town.
Field sketches are available with prices ranging from $3,000 to $6,500. His studio paintings are priced from $12,500 to $50,000. Leading collectors across America have included his work in their collections and we heartily recommend his works to you.