Don Almquist Art


Rising Sun 17.75" x 6"
Rising Sun
17.75" x 6"
oil on linen
The Sun Also Rises 24" X 24" oil on canvas
The Sun Also Rises
24" X 24"
oil on canvas
Das Boot 46" X 46" oil on linen
Das Boot
46" X 46"
oil on linen
Fields and Fields of Raps 20" X 16" oil on panel
Fields and Fields of Raps
20" X 16"
oil on panel
Svensk Sommar 20" X 16"
Svensk Sommar
20" X 16"

oil on canvas
Rhythmic LandscapeRhythmic LandscapeRhythmic Landscape
24”X 18
oil on linen
Northern Spy 30" X 36" oil on linenNorthern Spy 30" X 36" oil on linen
Northern Spy
30" X 36"
oil on linen
Crack of Dawn 20" X 16" oil on linenCrack of Dawn
20" X 16"
oil on linen
     
Green Etude 6" X 8"
Green Etude
6" X 8"
oil on photo paper / collage
Somewhere Over 44" X 22" oil on canvas
Somewhere Over
44" X 22"
oil on canvas
Aqua Venice 46" X 46" oil on linen
Aqua Venice
46" X 46"
oil on linen
Quietude 36" X 30" oil on linen
Quietude
36" X 30"
oil on linen
Colorscape 20" X 20" oil on canvas
Colorscape
20" X 20"
oil on canvas
Top of the Bay 20.50" X 15"
Top of the Bay
20.5X 15
oil on photo paper / collage
Exotic Tapestry 28" X 17" oil on canvas & plastic
Exotic Tapestry
28" X 17"
oil on canvas & plastic

And the Living is Easy 40" X 30" oil on linen
And the Living is Easy
40" X 30"
oil on linen

Screening Cicadas 30" X 36"
Screening Cicadas
30" X 36"

oil on linen
Gibraltar without the Monkeys 20" X 16" oil on canvas
Gibraltar without the Monkeys
20" X 16"
oil on canvas
Great Wave 30" X 40" oil on linen
Great Wave
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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