New Painting: "Aphrodite" - at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado


New Video - AEON: Portraits of Youth and Age

Exhibition: AEON - at Douglas Flanders and Associates - Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Interview with the Odd Nerdrum

Exhibition: Odd Nerdrum and School - MEAM Barcelona - September 17th, 2015

Exhibition: Dax Gallery - Costa Mesa, CA - March 28th, 2015

Exhibition:  JUXTAPOZ  20th Year Anniversary Exhibition - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery - February 22nd, 2015

Exhibition: ANIMA - February 7th , 2015

 Exhibition: Pupils of Apelles

November 15th -  January 3rd, 2015 at Copro Gallery 


For 2000 years Apelles of Cos was known as the greatest of painters. Praised for his grace and sensuality - he was not only Alexander the Great’s exclusive portrait painter, but was the single greatest influence on what we know as the Renaissance and Baroque. 

Albrecht Durer was known as the “German Apelles”.  Botticelli bragged he was Apelles reincarnated and repeated his compositions.  Rembrandt, late in life, adopted the four color “Apelles palette” striving for his graceful harmony.  And Titian unabashedly recreated Apelles’ “Armor-bearer” which now hangs at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  The Old Masters were proud to be “behind the times”, unoriginal, and earnest pupils of Apelles.

Hillestad, Knodell, and Molesky have each apprenticed with the living master Odd Nerdrum - a man who, for fifty years, has boldly painted pathos.  Together these four painters have sought out the lessons of Apelles - the tradition of the Old Masters.  A tradition not isolated to the 16th century, but one that for more than 2400 years continues to return.

Copro Gallery is proud to present Odd Nerdrum, Luke Hillestad, Caleb Knodell, and David Molesky - the living Pupils of Apelles.

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