Steve Hanks, pintor nacido en 1949 en San Francisco, es considerado actualmente como uno de los mejores artistas norteamericanos y reconocido como uno de los mejores artistas de la acuarela de la actualidad.

En principio, sus obras fueron dibujos a lápiz y óleos pero una reacción alérgica estos le obligó a experimentar con acuarelas.

En 1992 la National Watercolor Society Merit Award and the National Academy of Western Art le concedió la Medalla de Oro.

Hanks calls his style ‘emotional realism’. He often leaves the faces of his figures obscured or turned away, not only to leave the face to the imagination of the viewer but also to allow the entire figure to express the emotion. Backlighting is also a signature element of his style. “Sunlight has become one of my favorite subjects. I’m fascinated by how it filters through things, how it floods a whole room with color. Often my paintings are really more about sunlight than anything else.”

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