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 a founding member of The American Society of Classical Realism’s Guild of Artists. He was an editorial adviser and contributing author to the Classical Realism Quarterly and the Classical Realism Journal. Gjertson was the final president of the ASCR and 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 family, nature, 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

Oil on canvas, 26 x 24
Private collection

Carnations in a Tobacco Leaf Vase

Oil on canvas, 24 x 27
Private collection

Minnesota Governor Arne H. Carlson

Oil on canvas, 68⅞ x 50⅝
Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN