Full Artist Bio

John Van Alstine was born in 1952 in Gloversville, New York and raised in the Adirondack region of the state.[1] He attended St. Lawrence University in 1970–1971. In 1973, he received a scholarship to attend the Blossom Festival School in Cleveland/Kent, Ohio, where he studied sculpture with Richard Stankiewicz and Richard Hunt.[2] In 1974, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University. In 1976, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University.[3]

Professional background

John Van Alstine was born in 1952 in Gloversville, New York and raised in the Adirondack region of the state.[1] He attended St. Lawrence University in 1970–1971. In 1973, he received a scholarship to attend the Blossom Festival School in Cleveland/Kent, Ohio, where he studied sculpture with Richard Stankiewicz and Richard Hunt.[2] In 1974, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University. In 1976, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University.[3]

In 1976, Van Alstine was hired as an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where he taught drawing and sculpture through 1980. He moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the faculty of the University of Maryland in College Park in 1980, where he taught in the art department through 1986.[2]

In 1986 he left teaching and moved to the New York City area to pursue studio work full-time. The following year he purchased a 19th-century industrial complex on the banks of the Sacandaga River and in 1991 returned to the Adirondacks, where he works in the restored historic structure. He continues to give lectures on his work at colleges and universities, throughout the US and abroad.[3]

As of 2013, Van Alstine lives in Wells, New York, alongside the Sacandaga River.[3]

 

SISYPHEAN CIRCLE 5-21-20

SISYPHEAN CIRCLE 5-21-20

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$
Medium:Bronze & Riverstone &
Size: 14"h x 19"w x 6"d

A COMBINATION OF SLATE AND BRONZE.......ELEGANT.....CLASSICAL.... STYLIZED.....EMITTING STRENGTH TO THE VIEWER. THIS SCULPTURE IS A ONE OF A KIND EXPRESSION. JUST COMPLETED FOR MEMORIAL DAY RELEASE.
Size: 8 h x 16" w x 6"d

A COMBINATION OF RIVERSTONE AND BRONZE.....SIMPLE BUT STRONG.......ELEGANT AND STYLIZED.....ONE OF A KIND EXPRESSION. Following are a series of 1/1 bronze sculptures in honor of a period of time in history, the Covid19 pandemic!

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SISYPHEAN CIRCLE COVID

SISYPHEAN CIRCLE COVID

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$
Medium:Bronze & Riverstone &
Size: 8 h x 16" w x 6"d

A COMBINATION OF RIVERSTONE AND BRONZE.....SIMPLE BUT STRONG.......ELEGANT AND STYLIZED.....ONE OF A KIND EXPRESSION. Following are a series of 1/1 bronze sculptures in honor of a period of time in history, the Covid19 pandemic!

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BEAM

BEAM

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$6500
Medium:Bronze & Slate &
Size: 10.5 h x 10" w x 5"d

John Van Alstine has directed all of his energy while in quarantine, in an extremely creative and positive direction. He has created several new pieces that are symbolic of this April 2020 time. The beautiful harmony, strength, truth, natural elegance and design are apparent in each of the Covid19 expressions. I am thrilled to share with you the following new sculptures that EACH are 1/1......meaning one of a kind. I think you will agree that they are amazing. Enjoy.

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SISYPHEAN CIRCLE_COVID III

SISYPHEAN CIRCLE_COVID III

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$9500
Medium:Bronze & Riverstone &
Size: 9 h x 29" w x 9"d

THE STRONG IMPRESSION OF THE GORGEOUS BRONZE AND STONE ARE TOTALLY CAPTIVATING!

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BRONZE BEAM & RIVERSTONE

BRONZE BEAM & RIVERSTONE

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$7500
Medium:Bronze & Riverstone &
Size: 16 h x 24" w x 6.5"d

I am intrigued with John's work in combining natural elements with Bronze and the designs are compelling, fitting all decorating expressions due to their simplicity!

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STAY AT HOME SISYPHUS

STAY AT HOME SISYPHUS

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$8500
Medium:Bronze &
Size: 9.5 h x 22" w x 8.5"d

The power of the truth is a profound expression in the metals and lines of this one of a kind piece

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THE LONG ARC OF COVID19 BENDS TOWARDS THE TRUTH

THE LONG ARC OF COVID19 BENDS TOWARDS THE TRUTH

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$9500
Medium:Bronze & Riverstone
Size: 9.5 h x 29" w x 6"d

The power of the truth is a profound expression in the metals and lines of this piece

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WE MUST IMAGINE SISYPHUS HAPPY

WE MUST IMAGINE SISYPHUS HAPPY

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$9500
Medium:Bronze & Riverstone
Size: 6 h x 24" w x 4"d

A lovely long horizontal original and one of a king piece that strengthens our beliefs in the positive attitude conquering life's difficulties.

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SISYPHEAN CIRCLE (pointer VIII)

SISYPHEAN CIRCLE (pointer VIII)

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$3200
Medium:Bronze/slate/lacquered steel Life Size Welded Antique Tool Equine Sculpture
Size:7.5" x 14" x 3"  

Abstract art fuels the viewers imagination. For me this piece has a feel of a unicycle constructed from stone and metal. It is hardly a bike but shows the feeling of weightless motion. John's art is at home inside or outside in your favorite viewing spot.

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SCHAATS II

SCHAATS II

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$4200
Medium:Bronze/slate/pigmented and sealed steel Life Size Welded Antique Tool Equine Sculpture
Size:15" x 21" x 5"  

This may be a bit out of season but a pure delight in symmetry and line. Schaats means 'skate' in Dutch. It imparts the vision of a smooth, peaceful hushed glide of blade to ice while using elements of nature and man.

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SISYPHEAN CIRCLE XLVII (bronze Pointer II)

SISYPHEAN CIRCLE XLVII (bronze pointer II)

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$8800
Medium:Bronze/slate/pigmented and sealed steel Life Size Welded Antique Tool Equine Sculpture
Size:17.5" x 28" x 5"  Life size

Here is a wonderful abstract stone and metal sculpture for your decor inside or outside. A very environmental and balanced appeal. John Van Alstine's work is in a long list of collectors.

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PORTAL (Sisyphean Circle LXIII)

PORTAL (Sisyphean Circle LXIII)

JOHN VAN ALSTINE
Price:$
Medium:Slate/galvanized and powder coated steel
Size:58" x 57" x13" Life size

Welcome new artist John Van Alstine to Tilting at Windmills Gallery. This piece is in view in the front of the gallery for all to enjoy.

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