About the Book
A colorful collection of fine paintings, prints and drawings from the studio of Craig Stover: this book contains a multi-year survey of artworks and a detailed explanation by the artist about how he mixed his obsession with a large Cezanne painting of Bathers at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia with his own family vacations in Maine. The pastoral and dreamlike images of his Bathers playing in the ocean are mixed with a modern artists techniques of playing and experimenting with line, shape and color. What results is a collection of fine artworks with a uniquely recognizable style that resonates with both older and newer audiences alike.
Craig Stover lives in Philadelphia, PA, just steps from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with his wife and daughter. For over 25 years he has been active in the local arts scene working with numerous arts organizations and galleries including the Snyderman Gallery, the Avenue of the Arts, and the Arts & Business Council. He graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1993 and later worked as a studio assistant for the internationally known artist, Sam Maitin. Stover's love and expertise on drawing, painting, and printmaking allowed him the opportunities to teach at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania and numerous other arts organizations. He is currently the Executive Director at Allens Lane Arts Center where he runs an art gallery, a theater, visual and performing arts classes, and a summer arts camp for children. Over the years he has helped produce over 40 theatrical productions and curated over 100 gallery exhibitions.