Stephen Gjertson Galleries
The Art and Essays of Stephen Gjertson
Artistic Excellence for the Connoisseur of Fine Traditional Art
Welcome to Stephen Gjertson Galleries. Stephen Gjertson is one of a growing group of artists who are identified as “Classical Realists” — classical because they have a passion for order, beauty, and the great art of the past; realists because they love the visible world and work primarily from life. Gjertson was president of The American Society of Classical Realism, was a founding member of its Guild of Artists, and was an editorial adviser and contributing author to the Classical Realism Quarterly and the Classical Realism Journal. He was the outgoing editor and principle author of the Classical Realism Newsletter.
Trained by Richard Lack at Atelier Lack during the early 1970s, Gjertson has spent the ensuing years creating works that reflect his love of nature, family, and his Christian faith. His style is natural and personal, revealing his respect for, and knowledge of, the artistic traditions of both academic and impressionist art.
This site is sponsored by the Gjertson Family Trust and is lovingly dedicated to the artist’s family.
Heroes of the West
Carnations in a Tobacco Leaf Vase
Oil on canvas, 24 x 27
Minnesota Governor Arne H. Carlson
Oil on canvas, 68⅞ x 50⅝
Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN