Fred Kellogg

Frederic Kellogg paints vigorous, dramatically shadowed realist landscapes capturing the light and austerity unique to their Maine subject matter. Kellogg lives in Washington, D.C., and summers in Thomaston, Maine. He has exhibited widely, and his work is represented in the permanent collection of the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and a number of corporate collections. The artist states that: “I grew up very much under the influence of two twentieth century American realists, Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I get the greatest resonance from works that make me see something about the time, place, and human characteristics that define the artist. There is something about them, the tracing of the human hand over more than just the canvas that makes me better able to see and understand my life. I admire Fairfield Porter for having kept those issues alive during the period when pure innovation was predominant.”