This framed and matted acrylic on paper painting measures 22 1/4" W X 14 3/4" H. The painting is in very fine condition. It is dated 1978. On the reverse is the painters business card, as well as stamp from his studio.
Charles T. Stepule (1911-2006) was born in Wallingford, Connecticut. As an adult he lived in both Hartford CT and Rockport, MA.
He studied at the National Academy of Design, the Connecticut League of Art Students, the New York Art
Students League and in various studios in England, France, Spain and Italy. For many years he also taught at the East Hartford Connecticut Art League.
Stepule was a renowned artist and was known for his love of New England scenes, especially for his harbor paintings of Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts. In 1958, he established the Charles T. Stepule Gallery, the oldest gallery on Bearskin Neck, in Rockport, MA. He had a very long and very successful career in Rockport with his gallery and painted there and in the area for almost 70 years. He is a very well listed and highly collected artist whose work has appeared in numerous galleries, museums and at auction.
He is listed in Davenports, Artprice, Askart, Artnet, Findartinfo, Artvalue .
This painting would be welcome addition to any room or setting and is bound to appreciate.