“The best portraits both capture the essence of the subject, and infuse the painting with the spirit of their life.”
Award-winning artist Laurel Stern Boeck is known as one of the nation’s foremost Portrait Painters. From her earliest years, Boeck has been fascinated with the human subject and the art of portraiture. Educated at the prestigious Art Students League and receiving a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Boeck now boasts a client list that includes prominent leaders in the fields of business, government, and education. Her work can be seen in major capitols, banks, board rooms, universities, supreme courts, private homes, and Washington institutions.
"It's not every day that one receives a call from Jodi Rell, or General Martin Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army. For Laurel Stern Boeck, one of the nation's foremost portrait artists, working with accomplished and fascinating clients are a unique perk and all in a day's work." - Grace Bennett, Inside Chappaqua March/April 2014. See full article…
Editor of Inside Chappaqua Magazine
General Martin E. Dempsey and Laurel with the General's portrait as Chief of Staff of the Army.
Laurel completing finishing touches during the final sitting with Bob McDonald,
CEO of Procter & Gamble.
Kenneth Standard poses next to his portrait as president of the Harvard
Club with Laurel.
Laurel’s dedication to her craft is evident in the timeless quality of her work that embraces classical realism and brilliantly captures the essence of her subject’s character. When looking at one of her portraits, the viewer gets a sense of those intangible and natural qualities unique to the person portrayed.
The skill and precision Boeck pours into her work has earned her recognition in national publications including The New York Times,Portrait Society of America and International Artist magazine.
She was awarded the Merit Scholarship from the Art Students League and received an Honorable Mention in the nation’s largest portrait competition sponsored by Artist Magazine. She has also been featured in exhibitions such as the Knickerbocker Art Show, the Salmagundi Club Members Show, American Women Artists, Connection Women Artists, and the Northern Westchester Center of Arts.
Governor M. Jodi Rell, State of Connecticut
General Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army
Mr. Bob McDonald, CEO Procter & Gamble
The Honorable Michael Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture
Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman, Committee on International Relations
Congressman Michael Oxley, Chairman, Financial Services Committee