George Van Hook

George Van Hook

George Van Hook is an American impressionistic painter born in Abington, PA. Van Hook studied at Oberlin College in Ohio, and later received his B.A. in art from Humboldt State University in California. Inspired by 20th century California impressionists and artists like John Singer Sargent, Van Hook paints "en-plein-air," capturing experiences and sensations- what cameras can often miss.

For over 35 years, Van Hook's paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Van Hook was also featured in En Plein Aire Magazine, and made the cover of American Artists Magazine in 1989 and again in 2001. Van Hook has since settled with his wife and family in Cambridge, New York, in the beautiful Hudson valley, which inspires his work. He has continued to be involved in plein air competitions, where he has received numerous awards and commendations.

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Artist of the Week 44 | George Van Hook

Artist of the Week 44 George Van Hook | Third Ward IV | Oil | 11 x 14" George Van Hook George Van Hook was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Philadelphia. He began painting very...

George Van Hook – Prosaic Place

GEORGE VAN HOOK - PROSAIC PLACE Exploring the Rural Northeast En Plein Air August 22 - September 21 Influenced by the Brandywine Tradition, George Van Hook thinks of his paintings as primarily a visual response to the selected environment, be...