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Lee Alban (2)

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Cees Penning

Dianna Ponting (2)

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Sandra Willard

Alan Wylie

Karen Yee (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Final Touches"

36" x 18"

Donald Clapper
Oil on Panel
 

Donald Clapper

      Although Donald Clapper grew up in the Northeast, home of many great American Still Life and Trompe l'Oeil Masters, this coincidence did not influence his attraction to the world of art. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a B.A. Degree in 1983, Clapper began a successful real estate career in Florida and his hobby interests at that time were in competitive golf and skiing. 
  
      Unbeknownst to him, an unplanned stop to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia in the late 1980's became the momentum that drew him to Trompe l'Oeil and Classical Realism after he saw an original William Harnett painting. He marveled at Harnett's ability to create both unbelievable detail and illusionary dimension and began a personal study on the Old Masters Dutch still life painters and on the American Trompe l'Oeil School of painters of the late 1800's, specifically, William M. Harnett, John Haberle and John Peto. 
  
     Clapper's painting developed during the 1980-90's while he lived and worked in Gainesville, Florida. It was during this season, he developed his own techniques and proficiency as he applied the Old Masters' methods of indirect lighting, shadowing, glazing and multi dimensional affects to the canvas. 
  
     After a period of painting still life's, Clapper completed series of trompe l'oeil paintings that pays homage to the pioneers of American trompe l'oeil such as Harnett and Peto. In 1994, he relocated to Arizona where he still abides and works in his Scottsdale studio. Clapper's study focused once again to the genre of trompe l'oeil including this time some modern day masters, namely Ken Davies, Gary Erbe and David Brega. 
  
     In April of 2004, Clapper co-founded the International Guild of Realism, an exclusive group of today's finest realist painters dedicated to the genre of classical and contemporary realism. Clapper is also the president of the Trompe l'Oeil Society of Artists, an exclusive group of today's finest trompe l'oeil artists. 
  
     In 2008, Clapper launched a new figurative style called "Dramatic Realism". These new figure paintings represent a new style that illuminates the figure in a different and exciting way with multiple light sources with color splashes penetrating the composition. This dramatic colorful lighting creates drama and mystery to the figure. This new style combines everything that the artist enjoys in quality painting such as dramatic lighting, interesting composition, skillful technique and a unique blend of exciting color. These figure paintings by Clapper are still executed in the same skillful and academic manner that Clapper has been recognized throughout the country for his award winning and museum quality still life and trompe l'oeil paintings. 
  
     "My new figurative style is influenced by different art movements throughout history. I use glazing and careful blending of paint that the Dutch still life masters perfected. The compositions at times give homage to the great figure painters of the past like Bouguereau, Sargent, Gerome and Alma-Tadema. Dramatic lighting and extreme colors create a contemporary and fresh look that bring the paintings into the 21st century." 
  
     Clapper's work has received national as well as international recognition. He has received numerous articles in such publications as International Artist Magazine, American Art Review, American Art Collector Magazine and Art News. His work has been featured in many museums across the nation including The Phoenix Art Museum, The Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin and The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has exhibited in top level galleries across the country in New York City, Dallas, Santa Fe, LA and Naples, FL
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