Don Almquist Art


Tystnad
Tystnad
8" x 22"
oil on linen

Colorscape
Colorscape
10" x 8"

oil on linen

Morning MistMorning Mist
28" x 22"

oil on linen

Ethereal #4
Ethereal #4
14" x 11"

oil on linen
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
24" x 24"
oil on canvas

Thicket
Thicket
28" x 22"

oil on linen

Northern Spy
Northern Spy
30" x 36"
oil on linen

Colorscape
Colorscape
11" x 14"

oil on linen
     

Rhythmic LandscapeRhythmic Landscape
24”x 18
oil on linen

Somewhere Over
Somewhere Over
44" x 22"
oil on canvas

Quietude
Quietude
36" x 30"
oil on linen

Dawn
Dawn
14" x 11"
oil on linen panel
Dawn
The Rain in Spain
30" x 40"
oil on linen
Opus 3
Opus 3
30" x 40"

oil on linen
Stringing Me Along
Stringing Me Along
18" x 18"

oil on linen

Dip Before Breakfast
Dip Before Breakfast
28" x 22"
oil on linen panel

Rising Sun
Rising Sun
17.75" x 6"
oil on linen
Antarctic Dreams
Antarctic Dreams
28" x 22"

oil on linen
     
Toja Gate at Tuskaloosa
Toja Gate at Tuskaloosa
28" x 22"
oil on linen panel

On the Edge
On the Edge
24" x 18"
oil on linen

View from Skeppsholmen
View from Skeppsholmen
10" x 8"
oil on linen panel
     
Fields and Fields of Raps
Fields and Fields of Raps
20" x 16"
oil on panel
Top of the Bay
Top of the Bay
20.5" x 15"
oil on photo paper / collage
Snow at the Shore
Snow at the Shore
15" x 17"
oil on linen panel
     
After the Rain
After the Rain
24" x 18"
oil on linen
Loopity Loop
Loopity Loop
30" x 40"
oil on linen
Moving In
Moving In
18" x 12"
oil on linen
     
My Blue Heaven
My Blue Heaven
36" x 30
oil on linen

Aqua Venice
Aqua Venice
46" x 46"
oil on linen

Star Crossed
Star Crossed
28" x 22"
oil on linen
     
Somber Glen
Somber Glen
24" x 18"
oil on linen
Jazzing It Up
Jazzing It Up
16" x 21"
oil on linen
Opus #26
Opus #26
30" x 40"
oil on linen
     

Don Almquist’s accomplishments as a painter and graphic artist are many and varied. Not only is his work represented in private collections here and abroad, he has exhibited in ten solo shows and sixteen juried shows in the U.S., Canada and Sweden while garnering a number of awards.

Don’s graphic art and superb draftsmanship has been equally well received. His work has appeared in national and international publications and in more than two-dozen adult and children’s books.

He is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design where he was a student of John Frazier, Gordon Peers and Robert Hamilton.

Earlier in his career, he served as an art and creative director for Åhlen & Åkerlund in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the largest and influential publishing houses in Europe, and also as graphics advisor to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington DC.

He is listed in Who’s Who in Graphic Art, Zurich, Switzerland, Who’s Who in America (2002-07), and 2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the Twentieth Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England as well as 21st Century Award for Achievement from IBC and the Dictionary of International Biography. In 2003, the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England nominated Don as the International Visual Artist of the Year.

Born in the U.S. of Swedish ancestry, Don lives in charming New Castle, Delaware with his wife, Kerstin, who, was born and raised in Sweden. From their home, which is built directly on the Delaware River, they share their view with a never ending variety of wildlife and the occasional cruise ship that slides past the studio window.


“A self-described “reductionist.” Almquist’s paintings are spare, minimalist presentations that rely on color to achieve thematic and emotional impact. His style is personal and very original. Yet, his work can recall for the viewer that of earlier artists and varied traditions, from late Medieval portraiture to 20th century American realism.”

– M.T., Curator/ American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA

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