Gallery UpdatE [8-26-2020] | COVID-19
Gilded Pear Gallery is available during normal business hours. We’re continuing to meet with all of our existing and new clients digitally and in person to provide all of our services. Non-contact deliveries can be made locally as well as shipping coast to coast.
We want you to know that we are taking your health, and ours, seriously. Here’s what we’re doing behind the scenes prior to your visit and what to expect during your time in the gallery.
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or give us a call 319-366-0205
May art provide you respite from this overwhelming time.
Suzy, Lauren & Linda
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Stephen Metcalf (1948-2020)
"Simply put, I believe my work is about the act of painting.”
Born in Chicago, Stephen Metcalf grew up in the Midwest. As a child he practiced drawing and painting and by the time he started art school at the University of Illinois his drafting skills could mimic photographs. Frustrated by the tedious nature and predictability of this process, he decided to reinvent himself as an artist and as a graduate printmaking student at the university of Illinois he produced mixed media paintings and large scale works on paper that were recognized by their inclusion in major exhibitions like drawings USA 77 at the Minnesota museum of art and works on paper at the art institute of Chicago.
After having received his MFA in art and design, Stephen produced hundreds of paintings which are currently represented in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the Illinois state museum, the Minnesota museum of art, the Kirkwood center hotel, the U.S. Military hospital on Nellis airbase, and the Cleveland clinic.
We are heartbroken to have been notified that our longtime artist and friend Steve has passed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and his wife Jane. We hope that they are surrounded with love in this time. We will miss him dearly.
-Gilded Pear Gallery
-Gilded Pear Gallery