Brian Lynch is a printmaker and painter who moved to Saugerties from NYC in 2008. In 1983 Lynch received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa studying with Mauricio Lasansky and Keith Achepohl. As an undergraduate at Brockport State he spent a semester in NYC and apprenticed to the painter Alex Katz. Among his awards he was the recipient of an Illinois Arts council painting fellowship and a NYFA painting fellowship.
Influenced by Katz, much of his work is based on observation and mundane, everyday subject matter. The images are simple and direct but not strictly realistic or academic. This experience was pivotal in his direction as a figurative artist. An example of Lynch’s work can be seen at the Saugerties Public Library on the lower level where there is a fifty foot collage of images from everyday life.