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Eric Holch - Printmaker

 
Eric Holch at his gallery on NantucketEric Holch, internationally recognized artist and printmaker, based on Nantucket Island, creates limited edition serigraph prints, posters and his signature line of nautically-inspired silk neckties.

Since 1976, Holch's limited edition prints and oil paintings have been exhibited in over 250 galleries and museums throughout the U.S., Bermuda, England, Australia and Japan. Holch's distinctive images have also been used for magazine covers, posters, cards, linens, jigsaw puzzles, ceramics, needlepoint, clothing and fashion accessories.

Holch grew up in Andover, Mass. and Greenwich, Conn., with every summer spent on the island of Nantucket. This New England upbringing continues to have a strong influence on both the subject matter, stark light and crisp style of his original prints and oil paintings. He finds those familiar harbors, summer sailing races, friendly side streets, warm sandy beaches and unique architectural details a constant fascination.

Click on the prints link for more"I try to capture those timeless images that are like snapshots in your memory. The kind of image you can look at in the middle of winter and be instantly transported back to that happy moment in time. The artistic equivalent of a story that opens your mind's door into a great summer daydream."

"The technical process of printmaking lends itself perfectly to creating this kind of image. The colors are intense but the message must remain simple because you are limited to flat planes of color. Creating these original prints is more time consuming for me than painting since a large print takes me about 4 months from start to finish, but the printmaking medium is a perfect match for accomplishing my artistic goals."

Newest TiesMr. Holch's formal art training began at Trinity-Pawling School where he won their first annual art award. He continued his studies in art, architecture and art history at Hobart College and has since won numerous awards in juried exhibitions throughout New England. He is a member of the Nantucket Artist's Association, and his works are included in many private, corporate, institutional and museum collections in the United States, Japan, Australia, and Europe.  Holch is one of the few contemporary printmakers whose work was selected by the Original Print Collectors Group, Ltd., a leading authority on investing in art. His earlier, now sold out, editions are presently valued at $1,000 to $3,500.

In 1993, Eric and his wife, Betsy, opened up the Holch Gallery on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. The gallery is located in the heart of the Boat Basin on Old South Wharf, just steps from Nantucket Harbor. It is open daily from June through October and by appointment through the winter.

LISTED IN:

WHO'S WHO IN ART (23rd edition)
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA
WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST
WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD
SOCIETY of NATIONAL ART PATRONS - (1992 Excellence Award)

FEATURED IN:

Yankee Magazine, Open Studio, May/June 2016 Issue, Article
Inquirer & Mirror, Arts Section, August 14, 2014, Article
Boston Globe, Travel Section, June 22, 2013, Article
Inquirer & Mirror
, July, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011- Article
The Art of Licensing, March 2008 - Cover Art
Art World News, October 2007 - New  print release
Coastal Living, July/August 2007 - Editorial
Art World News, May 2006 - New  release
Art Business News, May 2005 - Article
Nantucket Today, July '05 - 3 page feature story
Inquirer & Mirror, August 19, 2004 - Article
PHRF New England Championship 2004, Cover Art
Cape Cod Life, August '02 - Cover Artwork
PHRF New England Championship 2002, Cover Art
Cape Cod Life, April '02 - Article
Decor Magazine, March '00 - Editorial
Art Trends, March/April '00 - Serigraph feature article
Cape Cod Arts, July/August '99 - Cover Art
Town & Country, July '99 - Editorial
Coastal Living, May/June '98 - Editorial
Boston Globe Magazine, August '97 - Editorial
Yankee Magazine, September '96 - Cover art
Art Collector, March 96 - Artist's from Advertising
Decor Magazine, Oct. '95 - Serigraphy
British Homes and Gardens, July, 1994 - Photo coverage
The Today Show, March 4, 1994 - Art Expo coverage
Collector Editions, August 1994 - Print Impressions
Preview Magazine, Jan '94 - Original Printmakers
Decor Magazine, Sept. '93 - Serigraph Artists
Yankee Magazine, July '89 - Cover art
Decor Magazine, Sept. '87 - Serigraphy Today
The Review Cape Cod's Art Magazine, August '87- Cover art
Creative Crafters, July '87- New Creations Showcase
Profiles Magazine, June '86 - 3 page feature story
Art Gallery Magazine., August/Sept.' 84 - 2 page feature story
Prints Magazine , Jan/Feb '84 - 6 page feature story

SELECTED CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS:

Bermuda National Gallery
Nantucket Lifesaving Museum
Champion International
New York Graphic Society
Chesebrough-Ponds
Nova International
Dean Witter Reynolds
Original Print Collectors Group, Ltd.
E. F. Hutton
Parke-Davis
First National Bank of Boston
Societe' Generale
Merrill Lynch
U. S. Tobacco
Virginia Medical College
Greenwich Hospital
Verizon


Eric Holch Gallery • 5 Pine Street • Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-7654 • eric.holch@verizon.net