Gretchen Dow Simpson
Gretchen Dow Simpson, perhaps most noted for having created fifty-eight New Yorker cover paintings, is an iconic artist of the austere, the unpeopled, deeply-shadowed New England structure, the blowing clothesline, the stairwell corner. Gretchen studied at the Rhode Island School of Design; she began her artistic life as a photographer and her photographer’s eye can be detected in her paintings. She lives and works in Rhode Island, travels widely and paints wherever she goes.
She exhibits throughout the Northeast and her work has been selected for many corporate collections, as well as numerous books, book jackets, and magazine articles.