M. Stephen Doherty has died


I am always brought up limited when a name which has been really common to me for
the final two many years of the on the internet art world out of the blue comes up on Fb for
all the improper reasons.

Steve Doherty (recognized formally as M. Stephen Doherty) died of a heart attack on Saturday 12th November 2022.

Steve was a single of all those men and women who straddled the old and new globe of
communicating to standard men and women about artwork. 
He worked in the art journal business for 39 many years

  • He was Editor-in-Main of American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing, and
    Workshop journals in between 1979 and 2010 – which used to be aspect of the Watson-Guptill artwork operation which I normally extremely rated (I used to be a subscriber to American Artist and Drawing)
  • From 2011-2018, he was the Editor-in-Main of
    journal (Streamline Publishing, Austin, TX) – and I adopted its functions via newsletters and social media

Having said that, acquiring been through the demise of one publishing established-up (when its competition purchased it out, snaffled the subscribers and then closed it down) I’m guessing he also recognized the value of interaction with goal desire teams via social media. He certainly preserved a Facebook Web page which he applied to communicate with other plein air enthusiasts and display his plein air work.

He lived in Waynesboro, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and was married. The subsequent is from his internet site ‘about’ web page.

M. Stephen Doherty majored in art at Knox Faculty in Galesburg, IL and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned a Grasp of Good Arts degree in printmaking from Cornell College in Ithaca, NY taught artwork in public educational institutions, a local community school, and at Knox labored in the advertising and marketing office of a corporation that produced screen printing artwork supplies and then moved to a suburb of New York Town. For 31 several years, he was the editor of American Artist magazine and launched 3 other art journals: Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop. In 2011, he became Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir journal and moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He continues to edit PleinAir, participate in plein air situations, choose artwork exhibits, instruct workshops, show paintings, and give lectures. He writes a website ny that manufactured monitor printing art supplies and then moved to a suburb of New York Metropolis.

This was the video that was made about him to honour his occupation when he retired in 2018.


He wrote thoroughly on plein air portray. 

He also wrote two other a few guides

  • The Watson-Guptill Handbooks of Landscape Portray (1989, Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc)
  • Dynamic However Lifes in Watercolor, the Art of Sondra Freckelton (1983, Watson-Guptill, Inc)


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