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Luke Hillestad is a kitsch painter in the tradition of the Ancient Greek painter Apelles. He is a student of Odd Nerdrum and lives in St Paul, Minnesota. His work aims towards the primal beauty of humans at their most noble, with narratives that revolve around archetypal themes.

Hillestad is represented by Paul Booth Gallery in NY and Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. His work has also been exhibited in Paris, Munich, Barcelona, Miami, Denver, Nashville, and Chicago.  Link to Exhibitions page here.