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Lawrence von Knorr

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Cycle Alcove, 2006 Digital Giclee on Canvas 20" X 16" © 2006
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Gas Station, 2008 Digital Giclee on Canvas 36" X 24" © 2008
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Four Eyes, 2009 Digital Giclee on Canvas 16" X 16" © 2009
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Reading Railroad, 2009 Digital Giclee on Canvas 16" X "20" © 2009
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Left and Right, 2009 Digital Giclee on Canvas 36" X 24" © 2009
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Red Room, 2008 Digital Giclee on Canvas 40" X 30" © 2008
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Mahantango Valley Farm, 2008 Digital Giclee on Canvas 14" X 11" © 2008
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Amalfi Sunset, 2007 Digital Giclee on Canvas 20" X 16" © 2007
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New York Times Square, 2007 Digital Giclee on Canvas 20" X 16" © 2007
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Ghosts of Gettysburg, 2006 Digital Giclee on Canvas 20" X 16" © 2006
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Fried Dough, 2009 Digital Giclee 16x20 © 2009
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth year
1964
Lives in
Pennsylvania
Works in
Pennsylvania
Tags
impressionism, pennsylvania pop, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, digital
Statement

 Drawing inspiration from his artistically rich Pennsylvania Dutch roots, Lawrence von Knorr, creates brightly colored, beautiful visions of the world with a decidedly modern twist.  Where his predecessors excelled in the folk arts, primarily furniture and hex painting, von Knorr uses the camera and digital imaging techniques to produce a painterly form of photography that transforms his mostly architectural subjects with radiant hues.  By choosing empty spaces in faraway places, von Knorr takes viewers on a visual and mental journey, allowing them to escape into his pictures and for a moment imagine a world outside their own.  Many of his bold architectural works recall German Expressionism for their strong use of emotive color. Von Knorr describes many of his landscape works as "Photo-Impressionism".  By borrowing from the artistic traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch, the German Expressionists, and the French Impressionists, von Knorr conjures up scenes full of evocative color and visual interest.

A native of Pennsylvania, Lawrence von Knorr lives and works near Harrisburg.