April 20, 2024


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M. Stephen Doherty has died

M. Stephen Doherty has died

I’m normally brought up brief when a identify which has been pretty familiar to me for
the very last two many years of the online artwork world out of the blue comes up on Facebook for
all the mistaken reasons.

Steve Doherty (known formally as M. Stephen Doherty) died of a coronary heart assault on Saturday 12th November 2022.

Steve was one particular of these men and women who straddled the outdated and new earth of
communicating to regular people about artwork. 
He labored in the artwork journal business for 39 a long time

  • He was Editor-in-Main of American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing, and
    Workshop magazines concerning 1979 and 2010 – which utilised to be component of the Watson-Guptill art operation which I generally remarkably rated (I made use of to be a subscriber to American Artist and Drawing)
  • From 2011-2018, he was the Editor-in-Chief of
    journal (Streamline Publishing, Austin, TX) – and I adopted its routines via newsletters and social media

However, obtaining been by the demise of a single publishing set-up (when its opponents acquired it out, snaffled the subscribers and then shut it down) I am guessing he also understood the importance of interaction with target interest groups by way of social media. He certainly preserved a Facebook Site which he employed to communicate with other plein air fans and display his plein air get the job done.

He lived in Waynesboro, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and was married. The subsequent is from his web page ‘about’ website page.

M. Stephen Doherty majored in art at Knox Faculty in Galesburg, IL and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned a Grasp of Fine Arts diploma in printmaking from Cornell College in Ithaca, NY taught art in public educational facilities, a community school, and at Knox labored in the marketing and advertising section of a corporation that produced display printing artwork provides and then moved to a suburb of New York City. For 31 years, he was the editor of American Artist magazine and introduced 3 other art magazines: Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop. In 2011, he grew to become Editor-in-Main of PleinAir journal and moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He proceeds to edit PleinAir, take part in plein air situations, judge art demonstrates, train workshops, show paintings, and give lectures. He writes a website http://pleinairstories.wordpress.com. ny that manufactured display screen printing art provides and then moved to a suburb of New York Metropolis.

This was the online video that was made about him to honour his profession when he retired in 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/look at?v=xuyXyt9nSUo

He wrote thoroughly on plein air portray. 

He also wrote two other a few guides

  • The Watson-Guptill Handbooks of Landscape Portray (1989, Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc)
  • Dynamic Nevertheless Lifes in Watercolor, the Art of Sondra Freckelton (1983, Watson-Guptill, Inc)