BROCK LARSON (b. 1991) first began drawing at a very early age under the guidance of his father, Jeffrey T. Larson as well as his grandfather, Marvin Espe. He started his approach to academic practice in high school with Charles Bargue plates, master copies, and cast drawings before moving to Minneapolis to pursue a formal education at the Atelier Program of Fine Art. He studied full-time in the twin cities for five years alongside attending workshops. In his final year of school, Brock began teaching evening classes in which he continued for two years before moving to his hometown area of Duluth, Minnesota, to help his father establish a similar studio training program, Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art. Together, they spent two years researching and designing the curriculum before eighteen months of remodeling an old catholic church into an ideal studio setting for students. Here, they currently instruct the full-time program and teach workshops.
Since a young age, Brock has received multiple awards and recognition for his work. More recent honors include:
– Multiple group exhibitions throughout Minnesota.
– Consecutively awarded two student scholarship awards from ARC (Art Renewal Center).
– Finalist in the ARC Salon.
– Selected as the annual painter of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s presidential portrait, published on the cover of MSBAs magazine, Bench & Bar.
Brock’s work can be viewed at Collins Gallery, Orleans MA, as well as his private studio at the Great Lakes Academy, Duluth MN.