Laurence Sisson

American (born 1928)
Laurence Sisson, a student of Herbert Barnett (1910-1972), is one of America’s preeminent realist painters today. Sisson’s fluid and articulate style is his own unique and bold way of expressing his response to a certain segment of nature. Sisson lived in Maine for over ten years, and the powerful landscapes and seascapes provided him with an endless source of inspiration and subject matter. Beneath each of these naturalistic scenes lies an implicit abstract pattern, which contributes to the cohesiveness of the whole. Sisson was born in Boston in 1928 and studied at the Worcester Museum School and then at the Yale Summer School with a scholarship. He had his first one-man show at the Vose Galleries, Boston in 1951 at the age of twenty-three. His work is found in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum, Beria College, Bowdoin College, Clark University, Colby College, Columbia Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum, Dartmouth College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, New Britain Museum, Portland Museum, Worcester Museum and other public, corporate and private collections. He has received numerous prestigious awards throughout his career.