Steven Gordon Art
Oil on Canvas
Cow Parsnip and Fireweed, Turnagain Arm (2017)
Steven Gordon, b. 1956, grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, in the scenic Mississippi River Valley. From childhood, Steve showed an early interest in nature and art. He studied art and biology at Dartmouth College, where he met his wife, Karen. The next five years Steve earned his MFA in Painting at the University of Iowa School of Art. Upon graduation, Steve and Karen packed their belongings into a U-Haul and headed up the ALCAN highway to Anchorage, Karen’s hometown, where they continue to live with their four children. Steve taught art at the University of Alaska-Anchorage as an adjunct professor, before becoming the Director of the Art Program at Alaska Pacific University. Since 1992 he has worked full-time as a professional artist, painting the south central Alaskan landscape. He has received several public art commissions and has had numerous one man shows across the state. His work can be seen at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and in many collections across the United States.