Monday, April 9, 2012

Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson

Erik Koeppel "Maple Knoll" 12 x 24 inches, Oil on Canvas, Collection of the Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson

I did this painting as a commission for the new Museum of White Mountain Art which is being created by the Jackson Historical Society in Jackson, NH. The Museum's first exhibition will be this fall, "On the Road to Jackson" which will feature works by 19th Century Hudson River School and White Mountain Artists who painted on their way to Jackson. Cole, Bierstadt, Durand, Gifford, and most landscape artists of the 19th century painted in this area, and this show will showcase various routes artists took through/to Jackson. Some of the many subjects of interest will be Mt. Washington, Mt. Chocorua, Crawford Notch, Pinkham Notch, and the Presidential Range.

The above commissioned painting is of the 19th Century home of artist, Frank Henry Shapleigh still standing in Jackson, NH. He painted all the sites in and around Jackson, and is celebrated by collectors of White Mountain Art, and historians alike. The house was designed by Ralph Waldo Emerson's brother and architect, William Emerson..

Here are some paintings of Jackson by F.H. Shapleigh:

Frank Henry Shapleigh, Jackson Village

Frank Henry Shapleigh, Moat Mt. from Jackson

Frank Henry Shapleigh, Mt. Washington from Jackson

Frank Henry Shapleigh, Carter Notch (In Jackson) (This view is near my house).

The Museum has some great shows planned, and I'm honored to be a part of their collection.

Thanks for reading.


  1. Erik ... Just catching up on what's going on after travels. Imwont be in Vegas... Been away from home too much. I see that you and Lauren are living in NH! I noticed you have a show in Milford, which is only 20 minutes from my home. I'd lobe to get over there and see your work.

  2. Lori, I had forgotten you were so close! I'm sorry we'll miss you at the PleinAir Convention, but hope we'll paint together sometime soon in NH. We love living in Jackson. It's tiny and picturesque, and yet surrounded by the sublime Presidential Range. Everything a landscape painter could want! Enjoy the show in Milford, and I hope we'll see you in beautiful Jackson.