"My style is dominated by the cityscapes and landscapes that burst from theircanvasses, emitting an authenticity all on their own. My work is best described as post-impressionist, with a VAn Gogh and Monet touches sprinkled throughout yet completely reimagined."
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey during the 60s, Chris Kappmeier displayed a creative curiosity
from an extremely young age. This passion has persisted, with Kappmeier ’s wildly vibrant and
playful landscape paintings.
Kappmeier ‘s development is greatly influenced by his post-graduate travels throughout Italy
and England. Kappmeier ‘s style is dominated by the cityscapes and landscapes that burst from
his canvasses, emitting an authenticity all their own. His work is post-impressionist, with Van
Gogh and Monet touches sprinkled throughout yet completely reimagined. It is the very
juxtaposition between city life and the beauty found within every nook that creates the construct
for Kappmeier ‘s tiny expressionistic specs that explode onto his pictorial surfaces.
A Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts graduate, Kappmeier ‘s first solo exhibition took place
at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Subsequent, he has sold his work with a local art frame
gallery. His work has also been featured at the Morris Museum, Mondo Contemporary and the
Ezair Gallery. Kappmeier studied figure drawing with Professor Peter Schneck, and he
completed an apprenticed in Syracusa, Italy with Professor James McGinley.