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]

 

SISPHEAN CIRCLE (pointer VIII)

SISPHEAN 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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